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last updated March 16, 2010
published March 12, 2010
Statement by Middle East Quartet, March 12, 2010
Read more:  Quartet, UN, settlements, Jerusalem, East Jerusalem
Summary:
News
Israel moves to launch university in West Bank settlement
Jan. 21, 2010
‘Citizen journalism‘ focuses on Israeli occupation
May 24, 2012
‘No travel‘ order issued to Palestinian settlement expert
Feb. 4, 2010


Multimedia
Carterzzz*zs Elders discuss Palestinian reconciliation
Muslims cross Qalandiya checkpoint in Ramadan
AFP: Israel defiant on settlements as it celebrates Jerusalem Day
al-Jazeera Int: Gunmen attack Gaza summer camp


Documents
A Comparative Analysis of Israeli Settlement Construction in the West Bank between 2004 and 2008
OCHA - The Humanitarian Monitor - February 2009
Palestine Divided


Publications
Foreign Aid and Development in Palestine - Phase I Report
Foreign Aid and Development in Palestine - Phase III Report
Mortgaging Self-Reliance: Foreign Aid and Development in Palestine - Phase II Report


Background
Bilin
Camp David II
Closure


Resources
"Ariel College upgrades status," Haaretz, Aug. 2, 2007
"Israel to keep major settlement," BBC, March 14, 2006
"Palestinian unity, Israel and the Peace Process", Bitterlemons, Nov. 2, 2008


Document Text
Statement by Middle East Quartet

The following statement was issued today by the Middle East Quartet ( United Nations, Russian Federation, United States and European Union):

The Quartet condemns Israel’s decision to advance planning for new housing units in East Jerusalem. The Quartet has agreed to closely monitor developments in Jerusalem and to keep under consideration additional steps that may be required to address the situation on the ground. The Quartet reaffirms that unilateral actions taken by either party cannot prejudge the outcome of negotiations and will not be recognized by the international community.

The Quartet reiterates that Arab-Israeli peace and the establishment of an independent, contiguous and viable State of Palestine is in the fundamental interests of the parties, of all States in the region, and of the international community. In this regard, the Quartet calls on all concerned to support the urgent resumption of dialogue between the parties and to promote an atmosphere that is conducive to successful negotiations to resolve all outstanding issues of the conflict, including the status of Jerusalem. The Quartet will take full stock of the situation at its meeting in Moscow on 19 March.
Document Text
Statement by Middle East Quartet

The following statement was issued today by the Middle East Quartet ( United Nations, Russian Federation, United States and European Union):

The Quartet condemns Israel’s decision to advance planning for new housing units in East Jerusalem. The Quartet has agreed to closely monitor developments in Jerusalem and to keep under consideration additional steps that may be required to address the situation on the ground. The Quartet reaffirms that unilateral actions taken by either party cannot prejudge the outcome of negotiations and will not be recognized by the international community.

The Quartet reiterates that Arab-Israeli peace and the establishment of an independent, contiguous and viable State of Palestine is in the fundamental interests of the parties, of all States in the region, and of the international community. In this regard, the Quartet calls on all concerned to support the urgent resumption of dialogue between the parties and to promote an atmosphere that is conducive to successful negotiations to resolve all outstanding issues of the conflict, including the status of Jerusalem. The Quartet will take full stock of the situation at its meeting in Moscow on 19 March.
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