Resolution on the Middle East

XXVI Congress of the Socialist International, Madrid

25-27 November 2022

This text is agreed by both Palestinian and Israeli delegations

The SI recalls its previous resolutions and declarations on the question of Palestine and the Middle East Peace Process, in particular recent Council and Presidium meetings of the SI since 2010, and makes an urgent call upon all its members to take concrete measures in order to save the prospects of a just and lasting peace between Israel, Palestine and the rest of the region.

Reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including the right to their independent State of Palestine on the 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital. It reaffirms its commitment, in accordance with international law, to bring a complete end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories that started in 1967, so as to achieve the two-state solution, as two sovereign democratic states for all their citizens, living in peace and harmony; and a just negotiated solution to the issue of the Palestinian refugees.

Support a greater international action in order to achieve a just and lasting peace based on International Law for Palestine and Israel, including an end to the Israeli occupation.

Support a total end to the settlement activities, the immediate cessation of the destruction of homes and the deportation of Palestinians.

Condemns all unilateral acts at all levels including acts of settlers' violence aimed at Palestinian civilians, and the cessation of all forms of violence against the non-violent popular Palestinian resistance and all innocent civilians.

The SI expresses its support and solidarity with the Palestinian woman struggling for her dignity, her family members and her people's freedom and dignity from the Israeli Occupation. The SI expresses its solidarity with the Palestinian women in the Israeli jails deprived from their children and family members, especially those suffering from chronic diseases.

The SI urges the international community to call for an international conference for the Middle East Peace Process based on the relevant UN resolutions, international law and the Arab Peace Initiative.

Demanding Israel to fulfill its commitment to signed internationally recognized agreements with Palestine including the agreed component of election in East Jerusalem.

The SI calls on to support the progressive forces in Israel in their struggle against the neo-facist elements in the new Israeli Government which are dangerous for democracy and security in the region.