Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to "forever" maintain control of the Golan Heights, which was captured during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, or the Six Day War.
Israel defeated Egypt, Syria and Jordan in six days of fighting in June 1967, liberating Judea and Samaria and east Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation, the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt and the Golan Heights from Syria. The resolution is famous for containing (in the third paragraph) what became known as the "Three No's": "no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with the Jewish State".
The idea of pursuing peace now with willing Gulf States appeals to the right-wing Israeli government and many of its supporters in the policy community, for two reasons.
In a statement released to media Monday night, Guterres referred to the "displacement" of hundreds of thousands of "Palestinians and Syrians" but focused on what he said was a heavy humanitarian and development burden on "the Palestinian people".
The Israeli and Palestinian leadership have come close to peace on few occasions, with both parties refusing to compromise on several key issues, causing a stalemate.
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It's also a home to the forward headquarters of the US military's central command in the region. The national airline, Qatar Airways, has been a specific target.
The Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917, the suggested partitions of Palestine in 1922 and 1947, the 1948 Israel's War of Independence, the illegal occupation of Judea and Samaria by Jordan for 19 years, in which Jordan trashed every single Jewish shrine in the area, kicked all the Jews out of the illegally occupied Jerusalem and limited access to Christian tourists, are all air-brushed, are all washed away as if they never happened.
"Ending the occupation that began in 1967 and achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty".
Plans for a further 1,000 homes could be advanced on Wednesday, the NGO said.
There are around 400,000 Israelis living in the occupied West Bank in settlements which Israel has continued to expand despite being considered illegal under worldwide law. The United States, which is Israel's biggest ally, under former president Barack Obama allowed a landmark UN resolution to pass against the Israeli regime and in condemnation of the settlements on occupied land late past year.