Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, presented his defense before the Foreign Ministers of the Twenty-seven on Monday. He stated that he believes that the best security option for Israel is the creation of the State of Palestine and will present a plan for the future of Gaza. Borrell drew this conclusion after multiple contacts in the region and emphasized that diplomacy is key to achieving humanitarian pauses and avoiding an uncontrollable escalation of the crisis.
To advance towards a political conclusion, Borrell will commission the EU External Action Service to create a document with options for the future of Gaza. He hopes that this document will be on the ministers’ table in December and will serve as a basis for relaunching the two-state solution.
During a videoconference with the Twenty-Seven, Borrell discussed his recent visit to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. He emphasized that diplomatic efforts are needed to address the war in Gaza from a humanitarian perspective and to reflect on what should happen after an Israeli offensive.
Borrell also pointed out that diplomacy is crucial in preventing an uncontrollable escalation of crisis in Gaza. He called for rapid implementation of UN resolution and emphasized on diplomatic efforts to address this crisis.
Overall, Borrell highlighted that diplomacy is key in addressing crises such as Gaza and achieving political solutions like creating state Palestine.