Stand Up for the Two-State Solution
Sign the Pledge
In the last 8 weeks of President Trump’s presidency, Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are doing everything they can to legitimise the settlement enterprise and create facts on the ground that make the possibility of peace based on two-states less likely.
In seeking to delegitimise criticism of Israel by labelling all forms anti-Zionism and boycott (including those aimed only at settlements) as antisemitic, rather than protecting Jewish interests, they are stifling debate and dissent against their actions.
As British supporters of Israel who believe in Israel’s right to exist and flourish we reject these actions. In response, we pledge to:
Reassert the importance of Israel’s Green Line as its internationally recognised border. Any changes to this border should be a result of negotiations – not changes to facts on the ground created by settlements and outposts. What is over the Green-Line is not Israel until that is agreed by the two parties.
Differentiate between criticism of Israel, including harsh ones, and antisemitism. Whilst there is no doubt that some critics of Israel are antisemitic, we acknowledge that labelling criticism of Israel – including all forms of BDS and anti-Zionism – as antisemitism, will stifle legitimate debate and dissent, particularly that of the Palestinian people.
Lobby our government to support Israel within the Green Line and oppose settlement building beyond it. This includes urging the government to take action against Israel’s plans to expand settlements in sensitive areas in east Jerusalem such as Givat HaMatos.
Not to lend any financial support to settler organsiations. This includes organisations that raise money in the UK to advance settlement building over the Green Line, such as UK Friends of City of David.
Support organisations that support peace and human rights for all. Give support to organisations that believe in peace and human rights for both Israelis and Palestinians, including a shared city of Jerusalem for both the benefit of Israelis and Palestinians.