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Government of Israel Resolution on Withdrawal for Peace (1967)

Jerusalem, Israel
Levi Eshkol, Israel: Speaker
A debate conducted during a meeting of the Government of Israel on 19 June 1967, shortly following the conclusion of the Six Day War. Discussing the international pressure for an Israeli withdrawal, the ministers were unable to reach consensus on the future of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. At the end of the debate, a resolution was adopted unanimously, offering Egypt and Syria peace treaties based on the prewar international borders, with security assurances for Israel. This implied an Israeli willingness to withdraw from the Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula, occupied during the war, in exchange for peace. It was further resolved that Israel would maintain its presence in territories currently held until peace is achieved. Following the Arab League's Three No's Resolution, in which it categorically ruled out the possibility of negotiations or peace with Israel, the Government of Israel repealed the offer in October 1967.