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

Issue 10 - January 1992

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

Remarks by the Minister of Construction and Housing of Israel
concerning settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory,
Tel Aviv, 9 January 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Text of the memorandum submitted by a delegation of Palestinians from the occupied territory to the Foreign Minister of France Roland Dumas,
Jerusalem, 9 January 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Text of draft "Outline of Model of the Palestinian Interim Self-government Authority (PISGA)", Washington, D.C., 14 January 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Remarks by the Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations
on the question of the Middle East peace process,
United Nations Headquarters, 20 January 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Remarks by Prime Minister Itzhak Shamir regarding the future of the
occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, 20 January 1992. . . . . . . . . . . 4

Director-General of the Foreign Ministry of Israel on the United Nations
participation in the Middle East peace negotiations,
Tel Aviv, 22 January 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Organizational Meeting for Multilateral Negotiations on the Middle East, Moscow, 28-29 January 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Plenary meeting, 28 January
Opening statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the
Russian Federation, Andrei V. Kozyrev . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Remarks by the United States Secretary of State, James A. Baker . . . . . 8
Excerpts from the comments made at the press conference
by the Co-Chairmen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Concluding statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs
of the Russian Federation, Andrei V. Kozyrev. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Remarks by the United States Secretary of State, James A. Baker . . . . . 13
Official statement by the Palestinian delegation,
Moscow, 29 January 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
United Nations
New York, February 1992



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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 publication, 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.

Remarks by the Minister of Construction and Housing of Israel
concerning settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory,
Tel Aviv, 9 January 1992


On 9 January 1992, in an interview on the Educational Television Network, in Tel Aviv, Israeli Minister of Construction and Housing Mr. Ariel Sharon made the following remarks as regards the pace of the Jewish settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory:

Text of the memorandum submitted by a delegation of Palestinians from the occupied territory to the Foreign Minister of France Roland Dumas,
Jerusalem, 9 January 1992


On 9 January 1992, at Jerusalem, a delegation of Palestinians from the occupied territory met with the Foreign Minister of France, Roland Dumas and submitted to him the following memorandum:


On 14 January 1992, the joint Jordanian-Palestinian delegation at the Washington, D.C. round of the Middle East peace negotiations presented the following document to the Israeli delegation:


"DRAFT
THE JOINT JORDANIAN-PALESTINIAN DELEGATION
THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI TRACK

"Outline of Model of the Palestinian Interim
Self-government Authority (PISGA)

"Introduction



On 20 January 1992, at a daily press briefing, held by the Department of Public Information at United Nations Headquarters, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations said that he had been authorized to state the following regarding the role of the United Nations in the Middle East peace process:

Remarks by Prime Minister Itzhak Shamir regarding the future of the
occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, 20 January 1992


On 20 January 1992, speaking before Jewish settlers in the West Bank settlement of Betar Illit, south-west of Jerusalem, the Prime Minister of Israel Itzhak Shamir said, inter alia, the following on the question of settlements in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip:
Director-General of the Foreign Ministry of Israel on the
United Nations participation in the Middle East peace negotiations,
Tel Aviv, 22 January 1992


On 22 January 1992, during a press briefing held at Tel Aviv, Mr. Yosef Hadas, Director-General of the Foreign Ministry of Israel said the following, inter alia, regarding the participation of the United Nations in the multilateral negotiations on the Middle East to be held in Moscow:

Organizational Meeting for Multilateral Negotiations on the Middle East,
Moscow, 28-29 January 1992


The Organizational Meeting for Multilateral Negotiations on the Middle East, Co-Chaired by the Russian Federation and the United States of America, was held in Moscow, on 28-29 January 1992. The following delegations took part in the deliberations of the first day of the meeting at the foreign-minister level: Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, European Community (EC), European Free Trade Association, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The delegation of China was headed by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs. The delegations of Mauritania and Morocco were headed by their ambassadors to Moscow. Also participating in the plenary meeting were representatives of Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.

On 29 January 1992, the multilateral deliberations continued in five working groups established to consider the following regional issues: arms control and regional security (chaired by the Russian Federation), economic development (EC), water resources (United States), environment (Japan), and refugees (Canada). An ad hoc steering group, Co-Chaired by the Russian Federation and the United States, was also formed.


Plenary meeting, 28 January


On 28 January 1992, the Co-Chairmen addressed the meeting during the morning session.


Opening statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs
of the Russian Federation, Andrei V. Kozyrev



On the same day, the United States Secretary of State, James A. Baker and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr. Andrei V. Kozyrev, held a joint press conference in the course of which they made the following comments, inter alia:


Mr. James A. Baker

Towards the end of the first day of the Organizational Meeting for Multilateral Negotiations on the Middle East, the following remarks were made by the Co-Chairmen:


Concluding statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs
of the Russian Federation, Andrei V. Kozyrev*




Remarks by the United States Secretary of State, James A. Baker


Official statement by the Palestinian delegation,
Moscow, 29 January 1992


On 29 January 1992, the following statement was released by the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Moscow:*

"OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY THE PALESTINIAN DELEGATION



"Moscow, 29 January 1992" 9/


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Notes


1. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East and South Asia, No. FBIS-NES-92-007, 10 January 1992, pp. 13-14.

2. As per the text reproduced in Al-Fajr, dated 13 January 1992.

3. As per the text provided on 21 January 1992 by the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations.

4. Department of Public Information, daily press briefing notes, 20 January 1992, p. 2.

5. The Washington Post, 21 January 1992.

6. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East and South Asia, No. FBIS-NES-92-015, 23 January 1992, p. 35.

7. Text of the statement distributed during the meeting held on 28 January 1992.

8. United States Department of State, Office of the Assistant Secretary/Spokesman, Press availability by US Secretary of State James A. Baker, III and Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev, Dom Soyuzov (House of Unions), Moscow, Tuesday, January 28, 1992.

9. Text of the statement distributed during the press conference organized on 29 January 1992 by the Palestinian delegation. Palestine Liberation Organization, Embassy of the State of Palestine in the USSR, Moscow, 29 January 1992.

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