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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 hedges on time frame for Jerusalem projects
May 10, 2010
UNESCO eyes emergency fund, savings to counter US cuts
Nov. 10, 2011
Israeli FM wants to cut ties with Abbas over UN bid
Aug. 8, 2011


Multimedia
Settlers attack Palestinians and their property
Carterzzz*zs Elders discuss Palestinian reconciliation
US VP Joseph Bidenzzz*zs speech at Tel Aviv University
Jerusalem Day March near the Old City


Documents
US Letter of Assurances on the Terms of the Peace, 1991
A Comparative Analysis of Israeli Settlement Construction in the West Bank between 2004 and 2008
Draft Elements of a Performance-Based Road Map to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


Publications
The Intifada: An Overview of the First Two Years
Poll No. 85 - Intifada, the PA and ISIS
Poll No. 10, October 1995 - On Palestinian Attitudes Towards the Taba Agreement and the PNA‘s Assumption of Authority over West Bank Towns


Background
Refugees and internally displaced persons
Sheikh Jarrah
Education (Israeli)


Resources
Znet article on Bilins struggle against the Wall and settlements
B’tselem – Land expropriation and settlements statistics (English)
The Impact of the Barrier on Health, Special report, OCHA and WHO, July 2010 (pdf file)


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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