these days of crisis IPCRI continues to work diligently in pursuit
of opportunities to get the sides back to mutual understanding
and respect. IPCRI believes that the sides must resolve their
differences through dialogue and negotiations.
Just a few months ago, we were nearer to a peace agreement than
ever before. We still believe that there is a tiny window of opportunity
that remains open. We call to immediately stop the bloodshed.
Palestinians and Israelis will continue to live in this land.
No one will succeed in bringing the other to their knees - we
must find the way to live together in peace. We must not lose
hope that this is possible. Every Palestinian and every Israeli
should express the desire to live for this beloved land.
IPCRI will continue to work for peace. The office of IPCRI remains
open during this time and remains a place where Palestinians and
Israelis continue to work shoulder-to-shoulder for peace, dignity
IPCRI After the Beginning
of the Intifada
Israel and the Palestinians have seemed to miss another opportunity for
peace. The Oslo peace process now belongs
to history. The majority
of the Israeli and Palestinian publics support military acts by their
own side against the other. Almost no one believes that peace is possible.
Most Israelis and Palestinians believe that there is no partner
for peace on the other side.
What can and what should an Israeli-Palestinian peace organization do
What is our mandate?
IPCRI is a joint Israeli-Palestinian think-tank
that was founded before there was a peace process. IPCRI has always worked ahead of
the “camp” attempting to set the agenda and to move the process of peacemaking
forward. IPCRI’s main task
has not changed:
IPCRI still believes that there must be peace
between the people of Israel and the People of Palestine.
believes that a peace treaty must be signed between the State of Israel
and the future State of Palestine.
believes that peace agreements must be reached between the sides through
believes that international law and United Nations Resolutions as
already agreed upon between the sides serve as the basis for negotiations
and peace agreements between the sides.
believes that the people of Israel and the people of Palestine should
reach out to each other to create peace between themselves through
people-to-people dialogues and coopeative activities.
believes that leaders must lead and not follow. IPCRI believes that the leaders
of the region have to overcome their differences and return to the
negotiating table to resolve all outstanding issues between them.
believes that peace can only exist through cooperation between the
sides. One-sided unilateral
steps taken by either side will not help the process.
condemns the use of violence by anyone.
According to these principles IPCRI will continue to undertake
facilitate, run joint meetings of Israelis and Palestinians in every
solutions and alternative policies to the decision makers on both
sides aimed at making peace.
disputes, environmental and others.
Israelis and Palestinians together to think together in sane, rationale
and safe forums.