The minimum you must know


The Abraham Declaration is a unilateral public declaration (or can be used as a treaty between nation states) that simply acknowledges there is religious peace between Islam, Christianity and Judaism (because they are all peaceful religions), and therefore there is peace between Islamic, Christian and Jewish states. It has been used as a document for recognizing and opening up diplomatic relations with Israel. It can equally be used as a document for recognizing and opening up diplomatic relations with Palestine (the stated goal of the President of Palestine). This can be done as a simple press release. It's a promise that peace is already achieved, and that all secular negotiations (such as regarding borders) are going to be resolved peacefully (also the stated position of the President of Palestine).

Secretary-General of the 

United Nations

António Guterres

 

The name Abraham was chosen for the declaration because followers of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism all view Abraham as their first prophet. The religions are therefore all Abrahamic, with a single Creator God who loves us and saves us from sin. He is revealed with different aspects and tones in various religious texts, in which he commands human beings to be peaceful towards one another.


President of the State of Palestine

Mahmoud Abbas


 

Abraham Declaration


We, the undersigned, recognize the importance of maintaining and strengthening peace in the Middle East and around the world based on mutual understanding and coexistence, as well as respect for human dignity and freedom, including religious freedom.


We encourage efforts to promote interfaith and intercultural dialogue to advance a culture of peace among the three Abrahamic religions and all humanity.


We believe that the best way to address challenges is through cooperation and dialogue and that developing friendly relations among States advances the interests of lasting peace in the Middle East and around the world.


We seek tolerance and respect for every person in order to make this world a place where all can enjoy a life of dignity and hope, no matter their race, faith or ethnicity.


We support science, art, medicine, and commerce to inspire humankind, maximize human potential and bring nations closer together.


We seek to end radicalization and conflict to provide all children a better future.


We pursue a vision of peace, security, and prosperity in the Middle East and around the world.


In this spirit, we warmly welcome and are encouraged by the progress already made in establishing diplomatic relations between PALESTINE and its neighbors in the region under the principles of the Abraham Accords. We are encouraged by the ongoing efforts to consolidate and expand such friendly relations based on shared interests and a shared commitment to a better future.