Policy Recommendations of the Middle East Peace Policy Study Group
July 2002

JIIA set up an emergency study group to suggest how Japan should actively contribute to the resolution of the increasingly difficult issues involved in the Middle East Peace Process, and this study group has compiled its recommendations in a report entitled "Japan's Future Policies towards the Middle East Peace Process: Recommendations".

This report includes a number of recommendations for action by the international community, such as:

passing a resolution in the UN General Assembly recognizing Palestinian independence and Israel's right to exist,
establishing an international management organization (provisionally called the International Palestine Committee) with the participation of countries concerned to resolve these issues, and
holding an international conference to be attended by the representatives of about 10 countries.

The report also features recommendations on actions that Japan itself should take.

"Japan's Future Policies Towards the Middle East Peace Process: