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Oslo Accords

Why Have Past Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Failed?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Whereas Israel enjoys a preponderance of military and economic power and negotiates from a position of strength, the Palestinians are living under occupation with a limited ability to challenge Israel.

Netanyahu's Arrogance; Our Stupidity

James Zogby | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

For over two decades, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been playing us for fools--a role we have filled to the detriment of our national honor and the cause of peace.

Yitzhak Rabin’s Legacy Is As Contentious As The Conflict He Fought To Resolve

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The day former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated was the worst day of Bill Clinton’s eight years in office, t...

The Murder of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's Warrior for Peace

ADST | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

73-year old Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was killed on November 4, 1995 by three shots fired by an Israeli rightwing nationalist who opposed the Oslo Accords. The assassination of came at the end of a peace rally in Tel Aviv in favor of the Accords.

Bill Clinton Calls For Peace On 20th Anniversary Of Rabin's Assassination

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.01.2015 | World

In a speech marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, former U.S. President Bill Clinton used the op...

Benjamin Netanyahu's Latest Rejection Of A Palestinian State

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed on Monday that he does not envision a two-state solution for Israel and the occupi...

Palestinians Feel Terrorized in Jerusalem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN -- While attention has been given to attacks on Israelis, few have looked into the other side. Palestinians in Jerusalem are feeling terrorized, worried about leaving their homes and becoming a victim of summary execution.

Palestinians Looking for Direction but Needy of Unity

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Divided Palestinians need to be united if the current protests are to have direction.

Shooting, Stabbings Cap Week Of Violence In West Bank

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.11.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):___7:15 p.m.A Palestinian hosp...

Mahmoud Abbas Adds to Israel's Isolation -- Where and When Will It End?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

We Jews have a history of implementing unity as a means for social healing. The Midrash, as well as Maimonides, elaborate on Abraham's efforts to unite his fellow Babylonians after seeing their growing alienation.

Oslo: 1993-2015, RIP

James Zogby | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

The Oslo Accords and its attendant peace process came into the world with a bang 22 years ago. This past week they exited with a sad whimper.

Mahmoud Abbas Tells UN He Will No Longer Observe Oslo Accords

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

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Surviving Without the Palestinian Authority

Alaa Tartir | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Alaa Tartir

Discontinuing security collaboration and reinventing the duties of the PA as a self-governing body of the Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza are crucial to addressing the power imbalances between the occupied and the occupier.

The Judgment of History on Oslo

David Hearst | Posted 04.08.2015 | World
David Hearst

Before the Israeli-Palestinian peace process resumes, it is worth hearing Hanan Ashraw, a veteran Palestinian negotiator, give her verdict on the Oslo Accords, the chimera on which the last 25 years of "process" has been based. She is equally critical of Fatah and Hamas, whom she jointly accuses of trying to "divvy up" the spoils of the PLO.

A Bad End to a Bad Year

James Zogby | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

On December 17, 2014, representatives of 126 countries who had endorsed the Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (Convention) met at the invitation of the Swiss government and, by consensus, passed a 10 point Declaration.

Time for United Nations Intervention

James Zogby | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Reactions to the horrific back-to-back kidnappings and murders of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen have made clear several disturbing realities that must not be ignored.

The Goat and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Haggai Carmon

On its face, the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's demand that as part of a final peace agreement with the Palestinians, the Palestinians declare tha...

Mahmoud Abbas' Last Hurrah

Jamal Dajani | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Jamal Dajani

President Abbas has been invited to come to Washington in March, in what seems to be his last hurrah, to meet U.S. President Barack Obama. The meeting, as usual, will take place after Benjamin Netanyahu's own talks with Obama.

This Time Must Be Different

James Zogby | Posted 04.03.2014 | World
James Zogby

In 1993, surprised by their leaders' bold initiative, Israelis and Palestinians were quite hopeful. Twenty years later, the environment has become toxic, polluted by the ill-will generated by the negative behaviors of both parties.

How to Ensure U.S. Sponsored Mideast Agreement Not Become Another Interim Deal

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Kerry has surprised many observers with his tenacity and insistence on producing a peace agreement in this intractable conflict. The framework idea could move the process forward as long as it is not allowed to become yet another interim agreement.

The Settlements: Israel's Albatross

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israelis and the Palestinians view the settlements enterprise from a completely different perspective that defines their strategic objectives and is becoming increasingly irreconcilable every time Israel announces the building of new housing units.

Israel Frees 26 Palestinian Prisoners

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners early Wednesday, the second of four batches to be released a...

Why Rabin's Vision In Signing the Oslo Accord Is More Relevant Than Ever Today

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Robert K. Lifton

Oslo changed everything. And, in fact, the talks the U.S. is currently mediating today, which offer hope of resolving the elements that the Oslo Accords left open, are the direct legacy of the process Rabin started.

Twenty Years After Oslo, Trying It Again

James Zogby | Posted 11.14.2013 | World
James Zogby

In the end, the flaws of Oslo proved fatal. Today, the number of Israeli settlers has tripled; the Palestinian economy remains dependent on Israeli good-will and international largess; and thousands have died, victims of acts of terror, military assaults and settler violence.

Oslo's Smokescreen, Twenty Years On

Shawan Jabarin | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Shawan Jabarin

Fifteen years after Oslo's intended expiry date, the question remains as to whether this latest phase of the 'peace process' will allow the Palestinian people to exercise their sovereign rights.