The Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy reiterates
its support for a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict, based on the 1967 borders, which could be accompanied
by limited land swap, as has been accepted by the Arab countries.
Regretting the declaration of the President of the United
States of America on 6 December 2017 on Jerusalem, the committee
continues to take an interest in the progress of the peace process
and hopes that Europe will be able to play a meaningful role.
The committee stresses once again its support for two equally
legitimate aspirations: Israel’s right to be recognised and live
in security, and the Palestinians’ right to have an independent,
viable and contiguous State, and it calls on the Israeli authorities
and on all Palestinian forces to take the appropriate measures to
fulfil these aspirations.
Finally the committee proposes that the Assembly continues
to promote dialogue and confidence building between representatives
of the Knesset and of the Palestinian National Council, in particular
in the framework of its Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the