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First Rogers Plan (1969)

A plan proposed by US Secretary of State William P. Rogers on 9 December 1969. Its purpose was to reach a ceasefire in the War of Attrition between Egypt and Israel, as well as to promote a comprehensive Arab-Israeli settlement based on UNSC Resolution 242 and the principle of Israeli withdrawal from territories occupied in the 1967 Six Day War. The plan also stressed the need to resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees and to avoid unilateral changes to the status of Jerusalem. Though the plan failed to end the war, a similar plan proposed by Rogers in June 1970 paved the way to a ceasefire in August that year.