The actions of most of these parties, however, "more closely resembled nonbelligerency
than neutrality." (55) From a legal standpoint, many of the national and international laws and regulations relating to neutral shipping, as well as re-flagging, were ignored throughout the Iran-Iraq war.
Ultimately, Israel made significant concessions, abandoning its demands for nonbelligerency
, ceding Abu Rudeis, and withdrawing to the east of the mountain passes.
Jordan signed a nonbelligerency
agreement with Israel (the Washington Declaration) in Washington, DC, on July 25, 1994.
The Syrian leader's intransigence led a majority of Israelis to conclude that returning the Golan Heights to Syria wasn't worth vague promises of nonbelligerency
. Since then, Hafez's son Bashar, in both word and deed, has proven to be less flexible, further confirming Israeli skepticism.
On July 25, 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein signed the Washington Declaration, a nonbelligerency
That same month, an article in the Soviet publication War and the Working Class, "Who Benefits from Turkish Neutrality?" declared that Turkey's nonbelligerency
served only the Axis and accused the Allies of tolerating Turkish policy in order to weaken the Soviet Union.
Sharon says he will accept a demilitarized Palestine on 43 percent of the West Bank and sign a nonbelligerency
agreement with its leaders--if the violence stops.
Hence Sharon's interest in interim agreements and "nonbelligerency
" with minimal Israeli interference in Palestinian-controlled territory.
Despite Syria's current weakness, its senior officials have said they might accept a nonbelligerency
agreement in exchange for a full Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 line, but only if that pact serves to weaken the Jewish state and renders it more vulnerable in the next "phase" of the strategic plan.
Despite what in essence is a state of nonbelligerency
between Syria and Israel, one must remember that most Syrians genuinely fear Israeli expansionism as much as, if not more, than the reverse.(33)
and the option of nonbelligerency
[to cope with the problem of conflicting interests and possible entrapment should war unfold against French wishes!."(94)
For civilians to insist upon their nonbelligerency
was virtually impossible in such circumstances, though there were occasions when townsfolk made pleas for mercy on the grounds that the conflict did not concern them.