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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
1 September 1991
APPROACHES TOWARDS
THE SETTLEMENT
OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
AND THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE


Issue 5 - August 1991

















United Nations
New York, September 1991



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CONTENTS


Page


INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii

Statement by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir
on the peace process, Jerusalem, 1 August 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . 1

PLO conditions for the International Peace Conference
on the Middle East, Tunis, 2 August 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Comments by King Hussein of Jordan regarding Palestinian
representation at the proposed conference, Amman, 2 August 1991. . . 2

Points agreed upon by Israel and the United States
on the question of the proposed conference,
Tel Aviv, 4 August 1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2





















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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.


Statement by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir on the peace process,
Jerusalem, 1 August 1991


After his talks with Mr. James Baker, United States Secretary of State, on 1 August 1991 in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Mr. Yitzhak Shamir made the following statement:

PLO conditions for the International Peace Conference on the Middle East,
Tunis, 2 August 1991


A statement circulated on 2 August 1991 in Tunis by WAFA (Palestinian News Agency) contained the following guarantees and conditions of the PLO which could secure the holding of the conference and the success of the peace process:

Comments by King Hussein of Jordan regarding
Palestinian representation, at the proposed conference,
Amman, 2 August 1991


On 2 August 1991, in a news conference by King Hussein and Mr. James Baker, United States Secretary of State, held at Amman, King Hussein said the following regarding Palestinian representation at the proposed conference:


"...
"...
Points agreed upon by Israel and the United States
on the question of the proposed conference,
Tel Aviv, 2 August 1991


On 2 August 1991, at the bureau of the Prime Minister of Israel at Tel Aviv, a meeting took place between the United States and Israeli teams aimed at drafting a memorandum of understanding between the two States. According to "Ma'ariv", dated 4 August 1991, the following ten points were agreed upon during the meeting:
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Notes



1. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East and South Asia, No. FBIS-NES-91-149, 2 August 1991, p. 27.

2. Ibid., No. FBIS-NES-91-112, 5 August 1991, pp. 11.

3. Ibid., pp. 47-48.

4. Ibid., pp. 44-45.

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