The Wadi Araba peace treaty had allowed Israel to use the country for 25 years and allowed both sides to inform the other party before the end of the lease period if they wanted to terminate the agreement. More broadly, she said that efforts to form a government were continuing in Lebanon, as were popular protests, with recent violent incidents between protesters and security forces causing serious concern, especially as the demonstrations were largely peaceful. While the territory remains stable under the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Syrian forces issued a statement on 14 January in which they indicated that Israeli forces were conducting an air raid on sites in Syria, after which the United Nations Force (ETOF) reminded both sides that they would abide by the 1974 troop withdrawal agreement. She reiterated the urgent need to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of relevant resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements, and said that the United Nations would continue to focus on creating an environment conducive to the resumption of negotiations. Cooperation and compromise across partisan divides are not just traditions in American politics; they have also been crucial for a long time to solving our most difficult problems. The inter-party agreement broke the deadlock in civil rights legislation in the 1960s; in the 1970s laid the groundwork for the great U.S. environmental legislation; Tax reform was forged in the 1980s; Americans with Disabilities Act in the 1990s; In the 2000s, it led to the adoption of laws on campaign finance reform. Democrats and Republicans have come together at key moments in history to meet the country`s greatest challenges. MR NESTOR FRANCISCO POPOLIZIO BARDELES (Peru) said that the latest developments have blocked the peace process and must be addressed before unilateral decisions or actions lead to a further escalation of violence. He expressed support for dialogue, negotiations and the two-state agreed solution and called on political leaders on both sides to act responsibly and promote a serene dialogue. He pointed to some measures that undermine the two-state solution, including ongoing settlement activities. The humanitarian crisis facing the Palestinian people must be tackled by focusing on causes, he said, calling on states to support development projects and provide stable financial resources to UNRWA.
With regard to the precarious situation in the Persian Gulf, he called on the parties to respect the UN Charter and called on Iran to respect its commitments with regard to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Rula Hroub, a former Jordanian MP who leads the Al Urdun Aqwa party (Jordan is stronger), and one of the participants in the march. “The government`s position is elusive and its response to political and popular protests is weak, and we want to send a clear message that we are not interested in renewing this annex.” Mr. JERRY MATTHEWS MATJILA (South Africa) expressed concern about the lack of political progress in the Middle East peace process and stressed that the only viable and sustainable solution was a two-state approach. He cautioned against all attempts to divert attention from this path and said that the only way to achieve peace and stability was to restore all legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, in accordance with relevant UN resolutions and international reference conditions.