SPEAK OUT IN OPPOSITION TO THE PALESTINIAN
UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
SIGN THE PETITION THAT WILL BE SENT TO THE UN.
On September 20, the Palestinians are going to the United Nations to pursue unilateral statehood recognition. Israel does not oppose a Palestinian state, only its unilateral declaration. The Israeli government is dedicated to mutually negotiated resolutions that result in two states for two peoples, living side by side in peace and security. Both the United States and Israel believe that unilateral action will not lead to peace, but will instead complicate any peace process and possibly lead to violence.
• A UN resolution will not resolve the core issues - including borders, Jerusalem, the status of refugees, or the sharing of water.
• The Palestinian Authority recently signed an agreement with Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel and continues to fire rockets into Israeli towns and schoolyards.
• A unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood is counter to all internationally accepted frameworks for Mideast peace, which all call for a mutually negotiated and agreed upon resolution of the conflict and prohibit unilateral action by either side.
Mahmoud Abbas must sit down at the negotiating table instead of standing up at the UN.
Well, that's what I think.
stephen flatow alisa udi