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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
1 January 1992
APPROACHES TOWARDS
THE SETTLEMENT
OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
AND THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE

Issue 9 - December 1991


Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii

Text of a communication released by the Israeli Government Press Office,
Jerusalem, 1 December 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Excerpts from an address by King Hussein before the Jordanian Parliament,
Amman, 1 December 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Excerpts from a message by President Hafez al-Assad
to the Syrian Arab people, Damascus, 4 December 1991 . . . . . . . . . . 3

Remarks by Prime Minister Itzhak Shamir on the
Washington round of negotiations, Tel Aviv, 9 December 1991. . . . . . . 4

Excerpts from an address by Prime Minister Itzhak Shamir at the
Likud Central Committee session, Tel Aviv, 22 December 1991. . . . . . . 4

Remarks by Israeli Ambassador to the United States on the
question of Palestinian statehood, Tel Aviv, 27 December 1991. . . . . . 5

Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6










United Nations
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INTRODUCTION


In April 1991, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People requested that the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat prepare urgently and update regularly, for the use of the Committee members and observers, a compilation of relevant recent statements, declarations and proposals regarding the settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including the question of Palestine and the convening of the International Peace Conference on the Middle East. The first issue of the compilation, prepared in response to the decision of the Committee, appeared the same month.

Note should be made that reproduced herein are only those parts of the statements, declarations, proposals and initiatives, quoted or summarized, which relate to the Arab-Israeli conflict and the question of Palestine.

Text of a communication released by the Israeli Government press office,
Jerusalem, 1 December 1991


The following is the text of an Israeli Prime Minister's Office communication entitled "Israel's position on Washington peace talks":

Excerpts from an address by King Hussein before the Jordanian Parliament,
Amman, 1 December 1991


On 1 December 1991, at Amman, King Hussein of Jordan delivered a speech inaugurating the third ordinary session of the Jordanian Parliament. In his speech he addressed the issue of the Middle East Peace Conference and the Jordanian position in that regard:

Excerpts from a message by President Hafez al-Assad
to the Syrian Arab people,
Damascus, 4 December 1991


The following are excerpts from a message to the Syrian Arab people delivered on 4 December 1991 at Damascus by Syrian President Hafez al-Assad:


On 9 December 1991, at Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Itzhak Shamir appeared before the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee. In response to a question on possible implications for Israel in case the Jordanian-Palestinian delegation splits up, Mr. Shamir said:


On 22 December 1991, at Tel Aviv, addressing the session of the Likud Central Committee, Israeli Prime Minister Itzhak Shamir stated, inter alia:


Speaking at the Dayan Centre, Tel Aviv University, on 27 December 1991, Ambassador of Israel to the United States Mr. Zalman Shoval said the following regarding the question of Palestinian statehood:

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Notes


1. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East and South Asia, No. FBIS-NES-91-231, 2 December 1991, p. 34.

2. Ibid., No. FBIS-NES-91-233, 4 December 1991, pp. 33-34.

3. Ibid., No. FBIS-NES-91-234, 5 December 1991, pp. 35-36.

4. Ibid., No. FBIS-NES-91-237, 10 December 1991, p. 44.

5. Ibid., No. FBIS-NES-91-246, 23 December 1991, p. 23-30.

6. Ibid., No. FBIS-NES-91-250, 30 December 1991, p. 23.

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