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Progressive Alliance: Trump‘s Jerusalem decision is irresponsible and a danger for peace

Old City from the Mount of the Olives © By Wayne McLean (Jgritz) (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

We are deeply concerned at the decision of the US President Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This step is irresponsible and goes against all international agreementsWith this decision President Trump undermines the international order and puts the reached achievements at risk.  

One thing is clear for us: we will not recognise any change of the borders which existed before 1967 that is not agreed between Israelis and Palestinians.

We have not seen any progress to find a solution to the conflict for quite some time. What we observe instead is the continuation of the Israeli building of settlements in clear violation ofinternational law which makes a solution of the conflict all the more difficult.

However, a solution will only be possible in the framework of a negotiated two-State solutionBy signing the Oslo agreements, Israelis and Palestinians have agreed themselves to pursue the aim of a two-State solution.

In view of these developments we will step up our efforts as progressive, socialist and socialdemocratic forces worldwide to promote the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.