What is Israels position on a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state?
A unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state would not only be a breach of all existing agreements between Israel and the Palestinians, it would also contribute to the escalation of the conflict, the worsening of violence and the destabilization of the entire region. The Palestinians have the option of pursuing their national aspirations through peace negotiations aimed at finding a stable, mutually acceptable solution, which will guarantee the security of Palestinians and Israelis alike. The one-sided establishment of a state that is not achieved through negotiations and mutual agreement cannot be considered legitimate. Such a proclamation would seriously undermine regional stability.