King: The Hashemite custodianship of holy sites in Jerusalem is a duty Jordan proud of

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King: The Hashemite custodianship of holy sites in Jerusalem is a duty Jordan proud of

New York-petra.gov.jo

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday, September 25, addressed the plenary session of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

He said, "The United Nations was born in the ashes of the Second World War, out of a deep desire to protect new generations from suffering, destruction, and want. Today, these hopes still face challenges; peace and stability have met threats in every region; too many people remain excluded from the promise of prosperity, and global terror continues to target all nations. Here in this chamber, I’ve called it a third world war."

Referring to the situation in the region, King Abdullah said: "Every UN resolution since the beginning of this crisis every resolution, whether from the General Assembly or the Security Council recognizes the equal rights of the Palestinian people to a future of peace, dignity, and hope. This is the heart of the two-state settlement, the only path to a comprehensive, lasting peace. Only a two-state solution based on international law and relevant UN resolutions can meet the needs of both sides: an end to conflict, a viable, independent, sovereign Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, and a secure Israel, fully part of its own region, recognized by Arab and Muslim states around the world."

Stressing Arab and Muslim countries' commitment to a comprehensive peace, he said, "We have a long way to go, but we can’t give up because the task is hard. Because, what is the alternative? Can we afford to let one of the world’s most strategic regions be tied to an endless cycle of violence in its midst? How long must Jerusalem, a holy city to more than half the world’s people, face dangers to its multi-faith heritage and identity? How can we accept a status quo of continuing crisis and bigotry? Palestinian families displaced for generations, their children’s very identity denied. Israeli families, living in continuing national self-isolation; without the security of peaceful relationships worldwide."

On defunding of UNRWA, he continued, "We need to support full funding of UNRWA and other vital efforts to protect families, keep communities stable, and prepare young people for productive lives. It would be a terrible mistake to abandon youth to the forces of radicalism and despair. Such support is urgently needed to ensure UNRWA fulfils its role, in accord with its UN mandate."

On Jerusalem, King Abdullah said: "We need to safeguard the heritage and peace of Jerusalem, a holy city to billions of people around the world. The Hashemite custodianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem is a duty that Jordan is proud to carry, and we will counter any attempts to change the holy city’s historic Arab Christian and Muslim identity. But Jerusalem’s future is not Jordan’s concern alone; it is yours. There are global implications when religious worship is threatened and international law is undermined."

Stating that an effective global response to terror also requires continued collective action, he said, "Let’s be clear about it: for all our victories, the fight against these outlaws, the khawarej of Islam, is not over. Winning the war demands a long-term, holistic approach, one that pairs security measures with strong initiatives that support inclusion and hope… we must also strengthen our collective response to the global refugee crisis."

The King concluded his address by saying, "The world cannot address the refugee crisis, or any global crisis, unless we work together to support those who are doing the right thing for the future we all share. Peace and prosperity demand constant, collective action. The alternative is to fail our history, and fail our future."

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 22:50
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