We are facing a turning point in the Israel-Palestine conflict with the proposed Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza strip.

We support this withdrawal but Gaza first cannot become Gaza last.

This must become an opportunity to return to the negotiating table with the Palestinians and a first step towards a permanent agreement leading to Two States for two People.

Two States For Two People - 2For2

Despite the grim reality of the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict, we have not lost our hope. Two States For Two People (2For2) is the only acceptable solution to the conflict.

2For2 is a broad coalition promoted by European organizations of all faiths and cultures united in the quest for a peaceful settlement of the conflict.

We promote 2For2 among Europe’s leading political parties, the institutions of the EU itself, as well as the whole of society.

Our hope is strengthened by the many ongoing initiatives that reflect 2For2 especially the Geneva Accord and the People’s Voice petition promoted by Ami Ayalon and Sari Nusseibeh.

They affirm the principle of Two States for two People, as the expression of self determination of the Jewish and the Palestinian people in Israel and Palestine respectively. We share their vision of an agreement based on: the dismantling of all Jewish settlements in Gaza and most of those in the West Bank, the exchange of territories on the basis of the 1967 borders, the termination of occupation, a realistic, dignified and mutually agreed resolution of the Palestinian refugee issue, a commitment to end all acts of violence, and  Jerusalem as capital of the two states.

2 For 2 supports all initiatives that aim at reaching a permanent agreement between Israelis and Palestinians founded on these principles.