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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
31 October 1995
DEVELOPMENTS RELATED TO THE MIDDLE EAST
PEACE PROCESS

Issue 3

October 1994 - October 1995








UNITED NATIONS
New York, November 1995













NOTE














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CONTENTS

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Excerpt from an interview with the Prime Minister of Jordan, 1 October 1994
1
Policy statement by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin before the Knesset, Jerusalem, 3 October 1994
1
Text of Joint United States-Jordan-Israel Communiqué, Washington, D.C., 3 October 1994
8
Text of statement by the United States Secretary of State following meeting with President al-Assad, Damascus, 13 October 1994
11
Remarks by King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the initialling of the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, Amman, 17 October 1994
11
King Hussein
11
Prime Minister Rabin
12
Text of the Jordanian Cabinet decision regarding the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel,
Amman, 18 October 1994
13
Excerpt from the text of the Israeli Cabinet decision regarding the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, Jerusalem, 23 October 1994
13
Address by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin during the Knesset debate on the approval of the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, Jerusalem, 25 October 1994
14
Text of joint press communiqué of the Holy See and the PLO, Vatican City, 25 October 1994
19
Text of the Treaty of Peace between Israel and Jordan, Arava/Araba crossing-point,
26 October 1994
20
Ceremony for the signing of the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, Arava/Araba crossing-point,
26 October 1994
48
King Hussein
48
Prime Minister Rabin
49
Secretary of State Christopher
50
Foreign Minister Kozyrev
51
Foreign Minister Peres
52
President Clinton
52




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Page
Address by President Bill Clinton before the Jordanian Parliament, Amman, 26 October 1994
54
Remarks by President al-Assad and President Clinton at a news conference, Damascus,
27 October 1994
57
President al-Assad
57
President Clinton President Clinton
58
Speeches by President Clinton and Prime Minister Rabin at the Knesset, Jerusalem,
27 October 1994
59
President Clinton
59
Prime Minister Rabin
62
Text of the Declaration of Casablanca, 30 October-1 November 1994
65
Text of Summary Conclusions by the Chair of the Meeting of Experts on the Middle East Development Bank, Washington, D.C., 11 January 1995
68
Text of the Blair House Joint Communiqué, Washington, D.C., 12 February 1995
70
Text of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,
Washington, D.C., 28 September 1995
72
Speech by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the Knesset on ratifying the Interim Agreement, Jerusalem, 5 October 1995
91
Remarks by Foreign Minister Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Jerusalem, 23 October 1995
98
Text of the Amman Declaration, Amman, 31 October 1995
104
Notes
107





Excerpt from an interview with the Prime Minister of Jordan,
1 October 1994


In an interview with a UAE Television of Abu Dhabi correspondent aired at Amman, on 1 October 1994, Prime Minister of Jordan Dr. Abdulsalam Al-Majali explained his country's position with respect to the awqaf * *Waqf (pl. awqaf) - Islamic endowment (of importance in the context of ownership of real property). and the issue of Jerusalem. Asked about a possible Jordanian decision regarding Jerusalem and lifting of the trusteeship over it, Dr. Al-Majali replied:


Policy statement by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin before the Knesset,
Jerusalem, 3 October 1994


On 3 October 1994, speaking in the Knesset at the opening of its winter session, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin discussed the various elements of the peace process and the role of Israel therein. He said, inter alia:



Text of Joint United States-Jordan-Israel Communiqué,
Washington, D.C., 3 October 1994


The following is the text of a communiqué issued at the White House, on 3 October 1994, by the United States, Jordan and Israel:


"f. Water Resources:



Text of statement by the United States Secretary of State
following meeting with President al-Assad,
Damascus, 13 October 1994


On 13 October 1994, at Damascus, the United States Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, made the following statement after his meeting with the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Hafez al-Assad:




Remarks by King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
on the initialling of the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel,
Amman, 17 October 1994


On 17 October 1994, at Amman, the following remarks were made by King Hussein of Jordan and the Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, on the initialling of the peace treaty between the two countries:


King Hussein


Prime Minister Rabin





Text of the Jordanian Cabinet decision regarding the peace treaty
between Jordan and Israel, Amman, 18 October 1994


The following text of the decision by the Cabinet of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan regarding the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel was broadcast in Amman by Radio Jordan Network, on 18 October 1994:




Excerpt from the text of the Israeli Cabinet decision
regarding the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan,
Jerusalem, 23 October 1994


At its weekly meeting on 23 October 1994, at Jerusalem the Israeli Cabinet adopted, inter alia, a communiqué approving the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan. The following is an excerpt from the text of the communiqué:

Address by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin during the Knesset debate
on the approval of the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel,
Jerusalem, 25 October 1994


On 25 October 1994, addressing the Knesset during a debate on the approval of the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin stated the following:


"The peace treaty with Jordan stipulates that the supply of water to the settlements in the Arava will be provided from the Jordanian side in the current quantity and perhaps beyond that. Parallel to this, we shall transfer to Jordan considerable amounts of water, as detailed in the treaty, from the north. The existing wells, whether under Israeli or Jordanian sovereignty, will be operated technically by an Israeli company - under Jordanian sovereignty.






Text of joint press communiqué of the Holy See and the PLO,
Vatican City, 25 October 1994


The following joint press communiqué, agreed upon by the Holy See and the PLO, was released by the Vatican on 25 October 1994:



Text of the Treaty of Peace between Israel and Jordan,
Arava/Araba crossing-point, 26 October 1994


On 26 October 1994, at the Arava/Araba crossing-point, the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan signed a peace treaty. The following is the text of the Treaty (with annexes and agreed minutes):









"Treaty of Peace
"between

"The State of Israel
"and
"The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


"Preamble


"Article 1 - Establishment of Peace


"Article 2 - General Principles

"Article 3 - International Boundary


"Article 4 - Security


"Article 5 - Diplomatic and Other Bilateral Relations
"Article 6 - Water


"Article 7 - Economic Relations


"Article 8 - Refugees and Displaced Persons


"Article 9 - Places of Historical and Religious Significance

"Article 10 - Cultural and Scientific Exchanges


"Article 11 - Mutual Understanding and Good Neighbourly Relations


"Article 12 - Combating Crime and Drugs

"Article 13 - Transportation and Roads


"Article 14 - Freedom of Navigation and Access to Ports


"Article 15 - Civil Aviation


"Article 16 - Posts and Telecommunications


"Article 17 - Tourism


"Article 18 - Environment


"Article 19 - Energy


"Article 20 - Rift Valley Development

"Article 21 - Health

"Article 22 - Agriculture


"Article 23 - Aqaba and Eilat


"Article 24 - Claims


"Article 25 - Rights and Obligations


"Article 26 - Legislation



"Article 27 - Ratification


"Article 28 - Interim Measures


"Article 29 - Settlement of Disputes


"Article 30 - Registration






"For the State of Israel "For the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Yitzhak Rabin Abdul Salam Majali
Prime Minister Prime Minister

"Witnessed by:
"William J. Clinton
President of the United States of America






"List of Annexes, Appendices and Other Attachments

"Annex I: "(a) International Boundary
"(b) Naharayim/Baqura Area
"(c) Zofar Area

"Appendices (27 sheets):
"V. Zofar Area (1 sheet), 1:20,000 orthophoto map
"VI. Gulf of Eilat (1 sheet), 1:50,000 orthoimage

"Annex II: Water

"Annex III: Crime and Drugs

"Annex IV: Environment

"Annex V: Interim Measures

"ANNEX I (a)

"ISRAEL-JORDAN INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY
DELIMITATION AND DEMARCATION

"A. The Jordan and Yarmuk Rivers
"B. The Dead Sea
"C. The Emek Ha'arava/Wadi Araba
"D. The Gulf of Aqaba

"A. Jordan and Yarmuk Rivers:


"B. Dead Sea and Salt Pans




"C. Emek Ha'arava/Wadi Araba


"D. The Gulf of Aqaba




"ANNEX I (b)

"THE NAHARAYIM/BAQURA AREA

"ANNEX I (c)

"THE ZOFAR/AL-GHAMR AREA


"ANNEX II

"WATER RELATED MATTERS

"Article I: Allocation







"Article II: Storage


"Article III: Water Quality and Protection


"Article IV: Groundwater in Emek Ha'arava/Wadi Araba


"Article V: Notification and Agreement




"Article VI: Cooperation


"Article VII: Joint Water Committee


"ANNEX III

"COMBATING CRIME AND DRUGS

"B. Crime

"Crime

"General Cooperation







"Additional Issues

"- Rescue.

"ANNEX IV

"ENVIRONMENT

"I. The Gulf of Aqaba

"I.1 The Marine Environment:

"- Natural resources.
"- Coastal reef protection.
"- Marine pollution:

"I.2 Coastal Zone Management - The Littoral

"II. The Rift Valley

"II.1 The Jordan River
"- Agricultural pollution control. "- Pest control.
"- Nature reserves and protected areas.
"- Tourism and historical heritage.

"II.2 The Dead Sea


"ANNEX V
"INTERIM MEASURES

"BORDER CROSSING-POINTS PROCEDURES BETWEEN ISRAEL AND JORDAN


"AGREED MINUTES




Ceremony for the signing of the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty,
Arava/Araba crossing-point, 26 October 1994


On 26 October 1994, at the Arava/Araba crossing-point, during the ceremony for the signing of the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, the following remarks were made by King Hussein of Jordan, Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin, United States Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Andrei Kozyrev, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Israel Shimon Peres and United States President Bill Clinton:


King Hussein


Prime Minister Rabin



Secretary of State Christopher


Foreign Minister Kozyrev

"Thank you."15


Foreign Minister Peres


President Clinton

The peace treaty was signed by the Prime Minister of Jordan, Dr. Abdulsalam Al-Majali, and the Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin. The treaty was then signed by United States President Bill Clinton, as a witness. The text was also initialled by the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Andrei Kozyrev, the United States Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.




Address by President Bill Clinton before the
Jordanian Parliament,
Amman, 26 October 1994


On 26 October 1994, at Amman, following the signing of the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, United States President Bill Clinton addressed the joint session of the Jordanian Parliament. The following is the text of his speech:






Remarks by President al-Assad and President Clinton
at a news conference,
Damascus, 27 October 1994


On 27 October 1994, at Damascus, President Hafez al-Assad of the Syrian Arab Republic and United States President Bill Clinton, following their meeting earlier in the day, made the following opening remarks at a joint news conference:


President al-Assad



President Clinton




Speeches by President Clinton and Prime Minister Rabin
at the Knesset, Jerusalem, 27 October 1994


On 27 October 1994, at Jerusalem, United States President Bill Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin made the following statements before the Knesset:


President Clinton



Prime Minister Rabin







Text of the Declaration of Casablanca,
30 October-1 November 1994


The following is the text of the Declaration of Casablanca adopted by the Middle East/North Africa Economic Summit held at Casablanca, Morocco, from 30 October to 1 November 1994:




Text of Summary Conclusions by the Chair of the Meeting of Experts
on the Middle East Development Bank,
Washington, D.C., 11 January 1995


The following is the text of the Summary Conclusions by the Chair adopted by the Meeting of Experts on the Middle East Development Bank held in Washington, D.C., on 10 and 11 January 1995:





Text of the Blair House Joint Communiqué,
Washington, D.C., 12 February 1995


The following is the text of a joint communiqué issued on 12 February 1995, at Blair House, in Washington, D.C., by representatives of the United States, Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority:






Text of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement
on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,
Washington, D.C., 28 September 1995


The following is the official text of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,Main body of the Agreement only. The present text incorporates amendments agreed upon by the parties prior to the signing of the Agreement in Washington, D.C. Excludes annexes, maps and texts of letters exchanged by the PLO and the State of Israel. signed in Washington, D.C., on 28 September 1995:



"PREAMBLE




"CHAPTER 1 - THE COUNCIL

"ARTICLE I

"Transfer of Authority


"ARTICLE II

"Elections


"ARTICLE III

"Structure of the Palestinian Council




"ARTICLE IV

"Size of the Council


"ARTICLE V

"The Executive Authority of the Council







"ARTICLE VI

"Other Committees of the Council


"ARTICLE VII

"Open Government


"ARTICLE VIII

"Judicial Review


"ARTICLE IX

"Powers and Responsibilities of the Council


"CHAPTER 2 - REDEPLOYMENT AND SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS

"ARTICLE X

"Redeployment of Israeli Military Forces


"ARTICLE XI

"Land

"ARTICLE XII

"Arrangements for Security and Public Order

"ARTICLE XIII

"Security


"ARTICLE XIV

"The Palestinian Police
"ARTICLE XV

"Prevention of Hostile Acts


"ARTICLE XVI

"Confidence-Building Measures



"CHAPTER 3 - LEGAL AFFAIRS

"ARTICLE XVII

"Jurisdiction




"ARTICLE XVIII

"Legislative Powers of the Council





"ARTICLE XIX

"Human Rights and the Rule of Law


"ARTICLE XX

"Rights, Liabilities and Obligations


"ARTICLE XXI

"Settlement of Differences and Disputes



"CHAPTER 4 - COOPERATION

"ARTICLE XXII

"Relations between Israel and the Council


"ARTICLE XXIII

"Cooperation with Regard to Transfer of Powers and Responsibilities


"ARTICLE XXIV

"Economic Relations


"ARTICLE XXV

"Cooperation Programmes

"ARTICLE XXVI

"The Joint Israeli-Palestinian Liaison Committee

"ARTICLE XXVII

"Liaison and Cooperation with Jordan and Egypt


"ARTICLE XXVIII

"Missing Persons



"CHAPTER 5 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

"ARTICLE XXIX

"Safe Passage between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

"ARTICLE XXX

"Passages

"ARTICLE XXXI

"Final Clauses


"Done at Washington this 28th day of September 1995.

"(Signed) Yitzhak RABIN "(Signed) Yasser ARAFAT
For the Government of For the PLO
the State of Israel

"Witnessed by:

"The United States of America "The Russian Federation

"The Arab Republic of Egypt "The European Union"26



Speech by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the Knesset
on ratifying the Interim Agreement,
Jerusalem, 5 October 1995


On 5 October 1995, at Jerusalem, speaking before the Knesset on ratifying of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Yitzhak Rabin, made the following statement:





Remarks by Foreign Minister Shimon Peres at the Knesset,
Jerusalem, 23 October 1995


Speaking in Jerusalem on 23 October 1995, at the opening of the winter session of the Knesset, the Foreign Minister of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres, made the following remarks:






Text of the Amman Declaration,
Amman, 31 October 1995


The following is the text of the declaration adopted on 31 October 1995, in Amman, at the conclusion of the Middle East/North Africa Economic Summit:





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Notes


1. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East & South Asia,
No. FBIS-NES-94-192, 4 October 1994, p. 55.

2. Ibid., pp. 41-45.

3. United States Department of State Dispatch, 10 October 1994, Vol. 5, No. 41, pp. 679-680.

4. Ibid., 24 October 1994, Vol. 5, No. 43, p. 714.

5. Israel Information Service Gopher, Information Division, Israel Foreign Ministry, Jerusalem,
17 October 1994.

6. Ibid.

7. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East & South Asia,
No. FBIS-NES-94-201, 18 October 1994, p. 50.

8. Israel Information Service Gopher, Information Division, Israel Foreign Ministry, Jerusalem,
23 October 1994.

9. Ibid., 25 October 1994.

10. See Press Release of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations,
No. 49/94, 25 October 1994.

11. See letter dated 9 January 1995 from the Permanent Representatives of Israel, Jordan, the Russian Federation and the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/50/73-S/1995/83), Enclosure, pp. 3-51.

12. United States Department of State Dispatch Supplement, November 1994, Vol. 5, No. 10, pp. 5-6.

13. Ibid., pp. 6-7.

14. Ibid., p. 8.

15. Ibid., pp. 8-9.

16. Ibid., p. 8.

17. Ibid., pp. 7-8.

18. Ibid., pp. 14-16.

19. Ibid., pp. 16.

20. Ibid., pp. 16-17.

21. Ibid., pp. 17-19.


22. Israel Information Service Gopher, Information Division, Israel Foreign Ministry, Jerusalem,
27 October 1994.

23. See letter dated 4 November 1994 from the Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/49/645), Annex, pp. 2-5.

24. United States Department of State Dispatch, 16 January 1995, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 32-33.

25. Ibid., Vol. 6, No. 9, pp. 142-143.

26. As per the text provided on 31 October 1995 by the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations.
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27. Israel Information Service Gopher, Information Division, Israel Foreign Ministry, Jerusalem,
5 October 1995.

28. Ibid., 23 October 1995; also Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East & South Asia, No. FBIS-NES-95-205, 24 October 1995, pp. 37-40.

29. Israel Information Service Gopher, Information Division, Israel Foreign Ministry, Jerusalem,
3 November 1995.

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