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Which International Resolutions Support Israel's Existence?


General Reference (not clearly pro or con)
UN Security Council Resolution 1397 of Mar. 12, 2002, contained the following:

"The Security Council...
Affirming a vision of a region where two States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side within secure and recognized borders..."

Mar. 12, 2002 - UN Resolution 1397 (11 KB)  

Article II (General Principles) of the Israeli-Jordanian Treaty of Peace, signed on Oct. 26, 1994, stated:

"They [Jordan & Israel] recognize and will respect each other's sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence;

They recognize and will respect each other's right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries."

Oct. 26, 1994 - Treaty of Peace Between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (7 KB)  

Article III of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty, signed on Mar. 26, 1979, stated:

"They [Egypt & Israel] recognize and will respect each other's sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence;

They recognize and will respect each other's right to live in peace within their secure and recognized boundaries;"

Mar. 26, 1979 - Treaty of Peace Between The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Government of the State of Israel (32 KB)  

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, of Nov. 22, 1967, affirmed the necessity:

"[F]or guaranteeing the territorial inviolability and political independence of every State in the area."

Nov. 22, 1967 - UN Resolution 242 (10 KB)  

The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 273, on May 11, 1949, contained the following:

"The General Assembly,

1. Decides that Israel is a peace-loving State which accepts the obligations contained in the Charter and is able and willing to carry out those obligations;

2. Decides to admit Israel to membership in the United Nations."

May 11, 1949 - UN Resolution 273 (III). Admission of Israel to membership in the United Nations (10 KB)  

The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181, on Nov. 29, 1947, stated:

"Independent Arab and Jewish States and the Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem, set forth in part III of this plan, shall come into existence in Palestine two months after the evacuation of the armed forces of the mandatory Power has been completed but in any case not later than 1 October 1948."

Nov. 29, 1947 - UN Resolution 181 (II) (41 KB)