§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures have been formulated to implement the proposal in the Venice declaration for devising a formula to enable Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation to make a simultaneous and reciprocal acknowledgement of each other's right to exist.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The Venice declaration, and subsequent statements by the Ten, call for recognition by all parties involved in the Arab-Israel dispute of the two principles of
- —security for all states in the region, including Israel's right to exist, and
- —justice for all peoples, including the right of self-determination for the Palestinians.
We and our European partners believe that the parties should commit themselves to negotiate a peaceful settlement on this basis.