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

Issue 15 - June-August 1992

Note. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii

Extracts from an address by the United States Assistant Secretary
of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs,
Washington, D.C., 2 June 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Excerpts from an interview with President Hafez al-Assad,
Damascus, 2 June 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Excerpts from the Jerusalem Day message by President Hosni Mubarak,
Cairo, 6 June 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Text of a press statement by the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Lebanon,
the Syrian Arab Republic and the Head of the PLO Political Department,
Amman, 7 June 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Excerpts from a statement by the United States Assistant Secretary
of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs before the
Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C., 24 June 1992 . . . . . . . . . 5

Extracts from a statement by the Chairman of the Group
of Seven Economic Summit, Munich, 8 July 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Excerpts from statements by Prime Minister-designate
Yitzhak Rabin in the Knesset, Jerusalem, 13 July 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Excerpts from a document on Israel Government's policy guidelines,
Jerusalem, 15 July 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Text of a statement by President George H. Bush,
Washington, D.C., 10 August 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Remarks by President George H. Bush and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin,
Kennebunkport, Maine, 11 August 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16







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New York, September 1992



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NOTE


Since April 1991, at the request of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat has prepared, on a monthly basis, 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 for the use of the Committee members and observers. The present issue covers the months of June through August 1992.

Reproduced herein are only those parts of the statements, declarations, documents, proposals and initiatives, quoted or summarized, which relate to the Arab-Israeli conflict and the question of Palestine.
Extracts from an address by the United States Assistant Secretary of State
for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Washington, D.C., 2 June 1992


On 2 June 1992, at Washington, D.C., Mr. Edward P. Djerejian, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, addressed the final session of a conference entitled "The US and the Middle East In a Changing World: Diversity, Interaction, and Common Aspirations", held at Meridian International Center. In his statement, Mr. Djerejian described the status of the current Arab-Israeli negotiations and the position of his Government herein as follows:
Excerpts from an interview with President Hafez al-Assad,
Damascus, 2 June 1992


On 2 June 1992, at Damascus, in an interview with a BBC radio and TV team, Mr. Hafez al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, said the following, inter alia, with regard to his country's participation in the Arab-Israeli negotiations and the role of the United Nations in the peace process:

Excerpts from the Jerusalem Day message by President Hosni Mubarak,
Cairo, 6 June 1992


On 6 June 1992, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Mr. Amre M. Moussa, the Foreign Minister of Egypt, read a message from President Hosni Mubarak on the occasion of Jerusalem Day. In this message, President Mubarak stated, among other things, the following:

Text of a press statement by the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Lebanon,
the Syrian Arab Republic and the Head of the PLO Political Department,
Amman, 7 June 1992


The following statement was issued on 7 June 1992, at Amman, at the close of the two-day meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Head of the PLO Political Department:

Excerpts from a statement by the United States Assistant Secretary
of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs before the Subcommittee
on Europe and the Middle East of the House Foreign Affairs Committee,Washington, D.C., 24 June 1992


On 24 June 1992, at Washington, D.C., in a statement before the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr. Edward P. Djerejian, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, reviewed the state of the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations:


"...
Extracts from a statement by the Chairman of the
Group of Seven Economic Summit, Munich, 8 July 1992


On 8 July 1992, at Munich, following the Group of Seven Economic Summit, the Chairman of the meeting issued a statement which, inter alia, dealt with the Group's position on the Middle East peace process:


"...

"Middle East
Excerpts from statements by Prime Minister-designate Yitzhak Rabin
in the Knesset, Jerusalem, 13 July 1992


On 13 July 1992, at Jerusalem, Prime Minister-designate Yitzhak Rabin, addressed the inaugural session of the 13th Knesset. He said, inter alia,

"...
Later that day, Mr. Rabin addressed the Knesset, summing up the political debate following the presentation of the new Government. In his speech, Mr. Rabin said, among other things, the following:


"...
Excerpts from a document on Israel Government's policy guidelines,
Jerusalem, 15 July 1992


On 15 July 1992, at Jerusalem, Israeli Government Press Office released a document entitled "Basic Policy Guidelines of the Rabin Government". The following are excerpts from the text of the document:

"BASIC POLICY GUIDELINES OF THE RABIN GOVERNMENT


Text of a statement by President George H. Bush,
Washington, D.C., 10 August 1992


On 10 August 1992, the following statement by President George H. Bush was released by the Office of the Press Secretary at the White House, at Washington, D.C.:

Remarks by President George H. Bush and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin,Kennebunkport, Maine, 11 August 1992


During a joint press conference, held on 11 August 1992, at Kennebunkport, Maine, President George H. Bush and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin explained their countries' positions with regard to the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations:

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Notes


1. United States Department of State Dispatch, June 8, 1992, Vol. 3, No. 23, pp. 444-447.

2. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East and South Asia, No. FBIS-NES-92-107, 3 June 1992, p. 32.

3. Ibid., FBIS-NES-92-111, 9 June 1992, pp. 9-10.

4. FBIS-NES-92-110, 8 June 1992, pp. 3-4.

5. United States Department of State Dispatch, June 29, 1992, Vol. 3, No. 26, pp. 514-515.

6. Ibid., August 1992, Vol. 3, No. 5, p. 8.

7. FBIS-NES-92-135, 14 July 1992, pp. 24-25, 30-31.

8. FBIS-NES-92-137, 16 July 1992, pp. 33-34, 36-37.

9. United States Department of State Dispatch, August 17, 1992, Vol. 3, No. 33, p. 660.

10. Ibid., pp. 644-645.

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