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Aaron Lerner 16 June 1996 The following is an unofficial translation of some key sections of the Guidelines of the Government of Israel signed today by the coalition partners. "The government presented to the Knesset will act on the premise that the right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel is eternal and indisputable, that the State of Israel is the State of the Jewish people, whose democratic government guarantees equality for all its citizens, and whose main goal is the ingathering and integration of the Jewish people. The striving for national unity, social justice, and personal liberty, and the search for genuine peace with all our neighbors while safeguarding national and personal security, shall serve as the basis for the government's policies. The government will work to achieve the following goals. 1. Achieving peace with all our neighbors, while safeguarding national and personal security. 2. Reinforcing the status of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people. 3. Increasing immigration to Israel, and integrating new immigrants in all walks of life. 4. Creating conditions for a free, thriving economy and social welfare. 5. Strengthening, broadening and developing settlement in Israel. 6. Promoting values of the State of Israel as a Jewish, democratic state, while maintaining a proper balance between the will of the majority and the rights of individuals and minorities. 7. Broadening education and strengthening the bond to Jewish heritage and the realization of Zionism. Peace Security and Foreign Relations ==================================== 1. The Government of Israel will work to broaden the circle of people with all its neighbors for the good of Israel's citizens and the region's inhabitants, while safeguarding Israel's vital interests. 2. The government will reinforce and develop its peaceful relations with Egypt and Jordan. 3. The government of Israel will conduct negotiations with Syria without pre-conditions. 4. The government will work to raise the level of relations with other Arab countries which have connections with Israel; Qatar, Oman, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, and will work towards mutual recognition and cooperation with Arab countries with which Israel does not have diplomatic relations. 5. The government of Israel will use all means at its disposal to bring home the Prisoners of War and Missing in Action and all those who worked for the security of the state , and will insist on this point during negotiations with all relevant parties. 6. The government will negotiate with the Palestinian Authority, with the intent of reaching a permanent arrangement, on the condition that the Palestinians fulfil all their commitments fully. 7. The government of Israel will propose to the Palestinians an arrangement whereby they will be able to conduct their lives freely within the framework of self-government. The government will oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state or any foreign sovereignty West of the Jordan River, and will oppose "the right of return" of Arab populations to any part of the Land of Israel West of the Jordan River. 8. In any political arrangement Israel shall insist on ensuring the existence and security of Jewish settlements and their affinity with the State of Israel. The government of Israel will continue to bear full responsibility for the Jewish settlements and their residents. 9. The government views the Golan Heights as essential to the security of the state and its water resources. Retaining Israeli sovereignty over the Golan will be the basis for an arrangement with Syria. 10. The State of Israel will keep strengthening the Israel Defense Forces and other security forces to deter potential enemies , prevent war and defend the state and its citizens. 11. The government will exercise its right to use the IDF and security forces to act against the threat of terrorism everywhere, to ensure the well-being of the country's residents and the Jewish people. 12. The government will act to remove the threat to the Northern border and will ensure economic development to residents in the North. 13. The government's privatization policy will take into account the essentialness of the defense industries to the country's security. 14. The government will promote Israel's foreign relations to enhance its security and peace, and to further the goal of economic and cultural growth. 15. The government will nurture its special, close relationship with the United States, on the basis of the commitment of both to the values of liberty, justice, democracy, and the commonality of their interests. 16. The government will act to strengthen relations with Russia and other CIS states, bearing in mind Russia's status in the international community and the interests shared by Israel and these countries. 17. The government of Israel will continue efforts to have Israel added as an associate member of the European Community, and will act to strengthen its tries with Europe. 18. The government will strengthen its relations in all spheres with countries in East Asia, especially economic ties with the fast-developing market in the region. 19. The government will strive to develop relations with all countries desiring peace and will increase Israel's involvement in international organizations. 20. The government will initiate and cooperate in international efforts against terrorist organizations and those countries which shelter and aid such organizations. 21. The government will act with determination against any manifestation of antisemitism throughout the world, and will work to enhance the ties and mutual responsibility between Israel and Jewish communities in the Diaspora. Jerusalem ========= 1. Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is one city, whole and united, and will remain forever under Israel's sovereignty. 2. Freedom of worship and access to the holy places will be guaranteed to members of all faiths. 3. The government will thwart any attempt to undermine the unity of Jerusalem, and will prevent any action which is counter to Israel's exclusive sovereignty over the city. 4. The government of Israel, through its ministries and through the Jerusalem Municipality, will allocate special resources to speed up building, improve municipal services for Jewish and Arab residents, and enhance the social and economic status of the greater Jerusalem area." Dr. Aaron Lerner, Associate IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis) (mail POB 982 Kfar Sava) Tel 972-9-904719/Fax 972-9-911645 INTERNET ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org pager 03-6750750 subscriber 4811 To subscribe, please send request to email@example.com New: Please contact us to receive this by fax at no charge for the following areas: American area codes 212, 313, 503, 514 (Montreal), 541, 718, 813 (Tampa) as well as Athens(+30 1), Lisbon (+351-1), Croatia (+385), Zagreb (+385-1), United Kingdom (+44), Sweden (+46), Australia (+61 - Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Darwin), Seoul (+82-2), Hong Kong (+852) New: Web Site http://www.aquanet.co.il/web/ray/imra.html
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