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Source: United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
30 November 2004
U.N. ENVOY APPEARS BEFORE ISRAELI KNESSET

    • With just a few weeks to go before he leaves his post, Terje Roed-Larsen, the UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, became the first UN official to be invited to appear before the Israeli Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
       
    • Earlier today, Larsen briefed Committee members on his recent trip to Syria, Lebanon and Egypt, stressing the existence of "potential opportunities" in the region.
       
    • In particular, he emphasized President Basahar Al-Assad's willingness to resume negotiations without preconditions and within the framework of relevant Security Council resolutions and the principle of land for peace.
       
    • Larsen urged Israel to grab Al-Assad's outstretched hand.
       
    • The meeting also focused on the potential for movement on the Israeli-Palestinian track and on relations between Israel and the United Nations


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