Question of Palestine home
24 November 1999
Agenda item 43
The situation in the Middle East
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Comoros, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt,
Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman,
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
and Palestine: draft resolution
The General Assembly
its resolutions 36/120 E of 10 December 1981, 37/123 C of 16 December 1982, 38/180 C of 19 December 1983, 39/146 C of 14 December 1984, 40/168 C of 16 December 1985, 41/162 C of 4 December 1986, 42/209 D of 11 December 1987, 43/54 C of 6 December 1988, 44/40 C of 4 December 1989, 45/83 C of 13 December 1990, 46/82 B of 16 December 1991, 47/63 B of 11 December 1992, 48/59 A of 14 December 1993, 49/87 A of 16 December 1994, 50/22 A of 4 December 1995, 51/27 of 4 December 1996, 52/53 of 9 December 1997 and 53/37 of 2 December 1998, in which it,
, determined that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purported to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, in particular the so-called "
Basic Law" on Jerusalem and the proclamation of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, were null and void and must be rescinded forthwith,
Security Council resolution 478 (1980) of 20 August 1980, in which the Council,
, decided not to recognize the "
Basic Law" and called upon those States which had established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City,
the report of the Secretary-General,
that the decision of Israel to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem is illegal and therefore null and void and has no validity whatsoever;
the transfer by some States of their diplomatic missions to Jerusalem in violation of Security Council resolution 478 (1980) and their refusal to comply with the provisions of that resolution;
Calls once more upon
those States to abide by the provisions of the relevant United Nations resolutions, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations;
the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session on the implementation of the present resolution.