Israel believes in peace, and seeks to establish peaceful and
neighborly relations both with the Palestinian people and with all
the states of the region.
Israel is sincerely interested in pursuing a dialogue with those
Arab states that desire peace with Israel, this in order to promote
a process of normalization and cooperation. Israel hopes that the
Riyadh Summit will contribute to this effort.
Israel's position with regard to the peace process with the
Palestinians is founded upon fundamental principles, the most
central of which is the existence of two nation-states, with each
state addressing the national aspirations of its own people -
Israel for the Jewish people and Palestine for the Palestinian
people - and with both states coexisting in peace, free of the
threat of terrorism and violence.
For this purpose, a direct dialogue between Israel and the
Palestinians is necessary.
Israel also believes that moderate Arab states can fill a positive
role by encouraging regional cooperation, and supporting the
Israel-Palestinian track. A dialogue between these states and
Israel can contribute to this end.