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Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty (1994)

Location
Wadi Araba Crossing, Israel/Jordan
Date
1994-10-26
People
Abdul Salam al-Majali, Jordan: Signatory, Warren Christopher, United States: Participant, Bill Clinton, United States: Witness, Ezer Weizmann, Israel: Participant, Yitzhak Rabin, Israel: Signatory, Hussein of Jordan, Jordan: Participant
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A peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, signed at the Wadi Araba Border Crossing on 26 October 1994. It followed the Washington Declaration of July 1994, which officially ended the state of war between the two countries. The treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordanian Prime Minister Abdul Salam al-Majali and witnessed by US President Bill Clinton. Also in attendance were Israeli President Ezer Weizmann, King Hussein of Jordan and US Secretary of State Warren Christopher. The treaty established peace and mutual recognition between the two countries; determined the international boundary on the basis of the 1922 Transjordan Memorandum, without prejudice to the future status of the Palestinian Territories, and with special arrangements for the Baqura/Naharayim area; recognized Jordan’s special role with regard to the Historical Basin in Jerusalem; and established full diplomatic relations, as well as cooperation in security and civil affairs.
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