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At the 30th World Zionist Congress: Consensus Resolution Adopted

December 22, 1982
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Delegates to the 30th World Zionist Congress adopted the following consensus resolution by the special “goodwill” subcommittee:

The Congress reaffirms that the right of the Jewish people to Eretz Yisrael is inalienable.

The 30th World Zionist Congress meeting in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, reaffirms the full identification of the Jewish people with the State of Israel and the vision which guides it. A central purpose of the Zionist Movement is the achievement of an overall and lasting peace with her neighbors by the independent, democratic State of Israel, which guarantees full and equal rights to all citizens without distinction of religion or nationality.

The Zionist Movement and the Jewish people support the State of Israel in its goal of achieving security and peace. The Jewish people will continue to identify with the Jewish state which fulfills the yearnings of generations and the vision of national redemption.

The Congress congratulates the government of Israel for concluding a peace treaty with Egypt and calls upon other Arab governments to enter into direct negotiations with Israel, without preconditions, aimed at signing peace treaties. The Congress recognizes that the Camp David process is the proper road to peace. The Congress further states that no Arab state will be established west of the River Jordan.

The Congress calls upon all nations to bar any activities of the PLO within their borders. Any recognition of this criminal organization is an assault upon human conscience, moral principles and political wisdom. The Congress urges states, organizations and individuals not to give aid and comfort to this terrorist organization.

The Congress supports the aims of the government of Israel, as stated in the Camp David Agreements, to include within the negotiating process Palestinians who recognize the State of Israel and reject terrorism.

The Congress hails the IDF for its achievements in Operation Peace for Galilee. In accordance with our Jewish tradition, the Congress expresses its deep sorrow over the loss of all innocent lives. The Congress expresses its profound sorrow at the loss of the heroic soldiers of the IDF who fell in the Operation Peace for Galilee and extends sincere condolences to the families of the fallen. The Congress extends warmest hope for the complete recovery of the wounded.

The Congress calls for the establishment of a lasting and viable peace based on secure and defensible borders, a peace that will allow growth, blossoming and creativity of all the nations in the area.

The Congress reaffirms that settlement constitutes a central expression of the Zionist idea.

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