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Israel: Draft resolution
The General Assembly,
Recalling its successive resolutions which expressed the concern of the United Nations in Jerusalem by reason of the presence therein of Holy Places, religious buildings and sites;
Noting that the Declaration of Independence of Israel of 14 May 1948, provides for the protection of the Holy Places of all religions;
Desiring to maintain the existing rights in the Holy Places, and in particular those rights and practices in force 14 May 1948, and thus to give effective and practical expression to that concern;
(a) to authorize the Secretary-General to sign on behalf of the United Nations an agreement (as attached) with the State of Israel relating to the supervision and protection of the Holy Places in Jerusalem,
(b) to request the Secretary-General to report to the Fifth Regular Session on progress made with respect to the signature and implementation of this agreement.
TEXT OF DRAFT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED NATIONS AND ISRAEL
(b) The expression “United Nations” means the international organization established by the Charter of the United Nations;
(c) The expression “Secretary-General” mans the Secretary-General of the United Nations;
(d) The expression “Jerusalem” means the part of Jerusalem now under Israel control.
MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING RIGHTS
PRESERVATION OF THE HOLY PLACES
The Holy Places in Jerusalem shall be preserved, and no act shall be permitted which may in any way impair their sacred character. If at any time it appears to the Government of Israel that any Holy Place, religious building or site is in need of urgent repairs, it may call upon the religious community or communities concerned to carry our such repairs. The Government may carry out such repairs itself at the expense of the religious community or communities concerned, if no action is taken within a reasonable time.
ACCESS TO THE HOLY PLACES
PROTECTION OF HOLY PLACES
(b) If the Secretary-General is of opinion that additional police protection is required for any of the Holy Places in Jerusalem, or for any area of Jerusalem in which a number of Holy Places are situated within a reasonable degree of propinquity, he may request the Government of Israel to increase the number of policemen regularly stationed for the protection of such Holy Places or area.
LAW AND AUTHORITY IN RELATION TO THE HOLY PLACES
(b) The Israel courts shall have jurisdiction over acts done and transactions taking place within the precincts of the Holy Places.
UNITED NATIONS REPRESENTATIVE
SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the respective representatives have signed this Agreement and have affixed their seals hereunto.
DONE in duplicate, in the English, French, Spanish and Hebrew languages, all authentic, at Lake Success, this ……………day of ……in the year one thousand nine hundred and …….