The Washington Declaration


Although Israel and Jordan maintained secret relations, the first public meeting between King Hussein of Jordan and prime minister Rabin took place in Washington on 25 July 1994. This meeting produced the Washington Declaration, signed by King Hussein and prime minister Rabin, with US president Bill Clinton serving as a witness. The major achievements of the Washington Declaration were a series of agreements and concrete steps: (1) the state of hostility between Jordan and Israel was terminated; (2) both states agreed to seek a just, lasting and comprehensive peace based on UN Resolutions 242 and 338; and (3) Israel would respect the special role of the Hashemite Kingdom over Muslim holy shrines in Jerusalem.

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