A small-scale Israeli-Palestinian public negotiating congress
December 28-29, 2012
Habima Square– Tel-Aviv, Israel
Agreement 1: Trust Building Measures
- Recognition: Israelis and Palestinians have the right to live in peace, security and dignity on this land.
- The “Fence”:
- The fence is not a border.
- Israel and the Palestinian authority will ease the passage of Israelis and Palestinians through the gates.
- The gates will be monitored by both Israelis and Palestinians.
- Meetings: the two sides are committed to encourage meetings between Israelis and Palestinians.
- Prisoners: This section refers to prisoners of the conflict (not criminal prisoners):
- All prisoners arrested before the Oslo period – to be released immediately.
- All women, children and sick people – to be released immediately.
- The rest of the prisoners will be released gradually according to the progress in the negotiations.
- The intention is to release all prisoners by the end of the negotiations.
- Each prisoner has to pledge to avoid violence.
- Peace education:
- Both sides are committed to educate for peace and tolerance.
- Both sides are committed to prevent incitement against each other.
- Israeli children will learn Arabic, Palestinian tradition and culture. Palestinian children will learn Hebrew, Jewish tradition and culture.
- Democracy and human rights – Both sides are committed to Democracy, constitution of human rights and to act against anyone promoting violence.
- Freeze in the territories –
- During the negotiations there is not going to be any change in the situation: such as new building, or increasing the military force.
- Stopping physical violence – Israelis are committed to prevent attacks on Palestinians and Palestinians are committed to prevent attacks on Israelis.
- The two sides are committed to do the maximum efforts to conclude peace agreements, which put an end to the conflict, within one year.
- Each negotiating team should include female representatives.