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Lausanne Conference First Round Survey of Proposals (1949)

A working paper prepared by the Secretariat of the Conciliation Commission for Palestine and published on 24 June 1949, detailing the various proposals made by the Israeli and Arab delegations in the first round of the Lausanne Conference. The main issues contained in the document are the questions of territory and refugees. The Arab position was to insist on an Israeli withdrawal from areas allocated to the Arab state under Resolution 181 and the return of refugees to these areas, as per the Lausanne Protocol. Israel proposed a territorial arrangement roughly corresponding to the 1949 armistice lines, while also suggesting the annexation of the Gaza Strip and the granting of Israeli citizenship to its residents, including refugees.