MFA Response to UN General Assembly Decision – Har Homa

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
April 25, 1997

Israel believes that there was no procedural or substantive justification for the convening of the "Special Emergency Session" of the U.N. General Assembly concerning the construction of a residential neighborhood in Jerusalem. This, while the international agenda is laden with genuine problems which require urgent attention.

Israel categorically rejects the one-sided resolution adopted by this session, which stands in contradiction to the peace process and its principles.

Israel believes that all outstanding issues will be resolved only through direct negotiations between the parties concerned, within the framework of the peace process.