Fifth, the 1967 cease-fire lines were not and are not borders. Also, Jerusalem is not the capital of any state in the world other than the Jewish homeland. As you know, the Arab nation practices Islam, for the most part. Islam's capital is Mecca.
Sixth, building Jewish communities is – as would indeed be logical to any reasonable person – entirely legal under international law. After all, Jews are also eligible for human rights, a fact that has not always been well remembered in the European continent. Many legal scholars have clarified this. For more information, see detailed fact sheets explaining the legality of settlements which have been posted at the behest of our Deputy Foreign Minister, cc'ed, on the website of Israel's Foreign Office and on the websites of the various Israeli embassies in the EU.
To end on a hopeful note with an eye to ever increasing goodwill between the EU and the Jewish homeland, Israel, we are delighted to point out two important points of agreement with your communication.
First, we enthusiastically endorse your professed aim of achieving lasting peace between Israelis and its neighbors. This is just what is set out in Israel's Declaration of Independence and is also precisely the concept originated by the Jewish prophets of yore.
We do also strongly endorse your condemnation of violence, terrorism, attacking citizens and endangering them, and provocation and incitement to perform same. This is in keeping with the Israeli ethos and the principles of the Jewish religion. Your members will doubtless be working to update European PA-funding policies to bring these into accord with this condemnation. Also, we would like to suggest that your members consider curbing the ongoing attempts by the ECJ (European Court of Justice's) to facilitate an EU embrace of terror organizations like Hamas.
We are at your service for further clarifications.
S. Dym, spokesperson
Mattot Arim, an Israeli NGO
Working toward peace-for-peace since 1992
cc: Speaker of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) The Honorable MK Yuli Edelstein and staff
Deputy Foreign Minister The Honorable MK Zipi Hotovely and staff
Knesset Spokesperson Mr. Yotam Yakir
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