Where We Standadmin
- We are for Israel’s security, democracy and Jewish character, along with equality for all its citizens. We are for a viable Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza living in peace and security alongside Israel.
- We vigorously oppose Israeli settlement creation and expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The settlement enterprise undermines the possibility of a Two-State Solution. The settlements cause Israel to rule over a large disenfranchised Palestinian population contrary to the country’s basic democratic values. And, impeding peace, they are an obstacle to Israel’s long-term security.
- We know that neither Israelis nor Palestinians will – or should be expected to – give up their desire for self-determination in their own state. Both peoples will have to make painful compromises and give up maximal demands. Their agreed upon borders must be based on the 1967 lines, and with any changes in those lines achieved through mutually agreed-on land swaps. Solutions to the Palestinian refugee issue will have to be found largely outside the borders of the state of Israel. Jerusalem would be the capital for both states: a solution based on demographic breakdowns with a special agreement for the Old City.
- We insist without apology that any peace agreement must be predicated on recognition of Israel’s legitimate security needs and the right of the Jewish people for a national home in the land of Israel, alongside recognition of the right of the Palestinian people to dignity, independence, and self-determination in a sovereign, independent state of Palestine to be founded through a peace settlement with the state of Israel. The only alternative to the Two-State Solution is prolonged violence and bloodshed.