Peace Now’s Statement regarding the Paris Peace Conference

Press Release: The Paris Peace Conference is no Fraud, Netanyahu is

Peace Now welcomes the French Initiative and sees the international conference held in Paris today as an important step in preserving the two state solution and keeping it on the international agenda. The conference illustrates, yet again, the global consensus around the two state formula, which Peace Now views as the only way to reach an end to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

Just like UNSC resolution 2334 and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech, Peace Now views the Paris Conference as a way of supporting Israel while opposing the occupation and the settlements which lead to human rights violations and endanger the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Israelis must view the conference as supporting the long-term interests of Israel.

It is an absurd that the International community is more concerned than Israel’s own Prime Minister about the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Instead of supporting the French Initiative, Netanyahu continues his line of refusal and preaches about an international fraud. Yet the fraud here is Netanyahu’s, who states he supports a two state solution and does everything in his power to prevent it on the ground. Instead of taking constructive steps toward a resolution of the conflict, Netanyahu is continuing to isolate Israel and is leading it towards a dangerous messianic path.