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The EU was a global pioneer in affirming Palestinian national rights in the 1980 Venice Declaration that backed Palestinian legitimate rights and self-determination.
The evolution of the EC position on the Israeli-Palestine issue culminated in the adoption by the European heads of state and government of the Venice Declaration of June 1980.
Finally the Venice Declaration laid stress upon the illegal nature of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories as well as the inadmissibility of any unilateral initiative on part of Israel which purported to alter the status of Jerusalem a city which is holy for the adherents of Islam Judaism and Christianity.
SIR -- The Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) was established under Margaret Thatcher in 1980, following the Venice Declaration, when the then nine members of the European Community registered their concern over the continued building of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Comment, September 17).
It has defended the "negotiated two-state solution" ever since the Venice Declaration of 1980.
In the 1980 Venice Declaration the European Union recognised the Palestinian people's right to self-determination.
When Arafat's politics of extortion, terror and airline hijacking almost destroyed Lebanon, the EU went ahead with its 1980 Venice Declaration to recognize the PLO as a legitimate negotiating partner.
over the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Turkey did not seem to differ substantially from the position of Europeans taken in the Venice Declaration of 1980.
In 1980, it was a famously outspoken statement by then foreign minister Brian Lenihan supporting Palestinian "self-determination" and recognition of the PLO (the Bahrain Declaration) that led to the Venice Declaration later that year, in which the European Economic Community -- the precursor to the EU -- followed suit.
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger orchestrated some Israeli-Egyptian-Syrian troop disengagement agreements, and the Europeans mustered the rare courage to issued the Venice Declaration that supported Palestinian self-determination.
Does Europe as a whole, or do some European states individually, have the strength of character and the political will to regain the spirit of their Venice Declaration and take a stand on diplomatic issues that affirms both the rule of law and the power of ethics-based foreign policy-making?
The 1980 Venice Declaration that recognized the Palestinian people's right to self-determination was a milestone, and Europe also made an important contribution to the peace process when Miguel Moratinos, now the Spanish Foreign Minister, was the European Union's special envoy in the Middle East.