Palestinian and Israeli women, united in
a joint effort to bring about a just, comprehensive,
and lasting peace between our two peoples,
affirm our commitment to working together,
within the framework of The Jerusalem Link,
for the rapid realization of our common
vision of peace. This effort is based on
the following principles.
||Recognition of the right
to self-determination of both peoples
in the land, through the establishment
of a Palestinian state alongside Israel
on the June 4, 1967 boundaries.
||The whole city of Jerusalem
constitutes two capitals for two states.
||The Oslo Declaration
of Principles, signed on September 13,
1993, and all subsequent agreements
must be implemented immediately and
in their entirety.
||The permanent settlement
negotiations must resume without any
delays on the basis of the agreed agenda
of the Declaration of Principles, the
terms of reference being all relevant
UN Resolutions, including 242 and 338.
||It is our conviction
that all Israeli settlements in the
Palestinian territories occupied in
1967 are illegal, as stipulated by international
law, and violate the requirements for
accepts its moral, legal, political
and economic responsibility for the
plight of Palestinian refugees and thus
must accept the right of return according
to relevant UN resolutions.
Israeli: Israel's recognition
of its responsibility in the creation
of the Palestinian refugees in 1948
is a pre-requisite to finding a just
and lasting resolution of the refugee
problem in accordance with relevant
||Respect for international
conventions, charters and laws and the
active involvement of the international
community in the peace process are crucial
to its success.
||The realization of political
peace will pave the way for mutual understanding
and trust, genuine security, and constructive
cooperation on the basis of equality
and respect for the national and human
rights of both peoples.
||Women must be central
partners in the peace process. Their
active and equal participation in decision
making and negotiations is crucial to
the fulfillment of a just and viable
||We women are committed
to a peaceful solution of our conflict,
also as a means for the promotion of
democratic and non-violent norms and
the enhancement of civil society.
||A peaceful solution of
the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and
Israeli withdrawal from all occupied
Arab territory, including Lebanon and
Syria, are prerequisites for a just
and comprehensive peace. This will pave
the way for a Middle East characterized
by good neighborly relations and regional
call on women and men in the region and
elsewhere to join in making our vision of
peace a reality.
Updated: January, 2001