March 19, 2007
Dear Madame Vice President,
We have read with great appreciation your recent press statement, in which you urge the immediate recognition of the new Palestinian Government by the European Union. It is our fervent hope, as well, that the European Union will end the sanctions and boycott against the Palestinian people, which has led to hunger, desperation, isolation and a feeling of hopelessness in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
As a European federation of Jewish peace groups we, too, hope that Europe will develop a policy independent of that of the United States so that an honest and just solution to this decades-long conflict can finally be achieved.
In closing, we wish to state that only with an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, in accordance with international law, can a lasting peace be reached.
Executive Committee of the European Jews for a Just Peace