As Jews who have a long history of displacement, we understand the pain of exile. An intractable element of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict has been that both sides have a strong relationship to the land both within Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The creation of two states would allow both peoples to realise their national aspirations with the right of return for both Israelis and Palestinians in their respective countries. We recognise that in order to create two states, painful concessions will need to be made by both peoples.

We support previous peace plans that have recognised the need for compensation to be granted to Palestinians, as an acknowledgement of the sacrifices made in the creation of two states, which will best guarantee long term survival for both peoples.

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