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Washington Declaration on Nonbelligerency between Israel and Jordan (1994)

Location
Washington, DC
Date
1994-07-24
People
Hussein of Jordan, Jordan: Signatory, Yitzhak Rabin, Israel: Signatory, William J. Clinton, United States: Witness
A declaration made by King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and witnessed by US President Bill Clinton, in Washington, DC, on 25 July 1994. As part of the Israel-Jordan peace process, the declaration announced the termination of the state of belligerency between the two countries, and the establishment of principles for comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, including implementation of Resolutions 242 and 338, preservation of Jordan's special role regarding the holy sites in Jerusalem, and respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of every state in the region. The leaders also commended the progress made during the negotiations and announced several symbolic steps to mark the "new era" of peace. The declaration ended with appreciation of the American role in the negotiations. The Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty was signed three months after the declaration was made.