This agreement establishes the general guidelines for the negotiations to come and lays the foundations for a Palestinian Interim Self-Government in the West Bank and Gaza for a transitional period of five years. The agreement stipulates measures for the transfer of authority from the Israeli military government and its Civil Administration to the authorized Palestinians and lays the basis for permanent status talks based on Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338.

I have always wanted the Jewish problem to find a definitive solution within the framework of humanity, and still do, but since no social evolution can avoid the stage of national independence, we must rejoice that an autonomous Israeli state has legitimated the hopes and combats of Jews throughout the world.

The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Government of the State of Israel:-Bearing in mind the Washington Declaration, signed by them on 25th July, 1994, and which they are both committed to honor;-Aiming at the achievement of a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on Security Council resolutions 242 and 338 in all their aspects;

Call on Arab and Jewish groups to cease acts of violence, Security Council Resolution, S/714, 1 April 1948.
Report to the Zionist General Council by David Ben­Gurion, 6 April 1948.
Call for cessation of all military activities and violence in Palestine, Security Council Resolution S/723, 17 April 1948.
Establishment of a United Nations Truce Commission for Palestine, Security Council Resolution S/727, 23 April 1948.
Arab League declaration on the invasion of Palestine, 15 May 1948.
Broadcast by Prime Minister Ben­Gurion, on Sabbath, 15 May 1948.
Letter from secretary-general Trygve Lie to the Powers on the situation in Palestine, 16 May 1948.
Call to the parties to cease fire, Security Council Resolution S/773, 22 May 1948.

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