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Israel and Palestine

Volume 691: debated on Thursday 19 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their assessment of the Arab League member states' 2002 peace plan which recommends full recognition of Israel by the league in return for Israel's complete withdrawal to the 1967 green line. [HL2998]

The Arab League's re-endorsement of the 2002 Beirut declaration at the Arab summit in Riyadh is a welcome step. It offers the prospect of normal relations between Israel and the Arab world. Under phase 3 of the road map, final status issues, such as agreement on borders, are for both parties to negotiate.