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Khuloud Khayyat Dajani
Ali Abu Shahla
Oslo 25 Years After: Realities, Challenges and Prospects
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Table of Contents
by Hillel Schenker
Memories of Oslo
With the Oslo Accords the Israelis deceived and betrayed us; they presented us with a meaningless and worthless autonomy.
by Azzam Tawfiq Abu Saud
Those of us who lived through that period have a responsibility to share the history and the hope of those times with the younger generation in order to keep alive the belief that things change and to encourage them to continue the struggle for a just and lasting peace.
by Susie Becher
What we need is a strategy to finally achieve what we declared we would accept in 1988, through the same body that created the State of Israel in 1947, and to finally see implemented all UN resolutions relating to the question of Palestine.
by Said Hamad
Peace is now much more difficult because both sides have a tough “once bitten, twice shy” skin that is seemingly impenetrable.
by Paul Scham
I feel angry not only because this agreement failed to fulfill the aspirations of the Palestinian people but also because Israel has used the time since Oslo to confiscate more land to expand existing settlements and to build new ones.
by Safa Dhaher
There is nothing more important than grabbing hold of the flickering light that shines at the end of the dark tunnel and continuing the struggle for the realization of the principles of the Oslo Accords.
by Oded Hon
Recently Received Books and Publications
We must construct a revamped vision and architecture upon the more resilient conceptual, substantive, and procedural building blocks tested in the course of the multiple efforts to translate the prospect of a durable arrangement into a working and viable reality.
by Naomi Chazan
Only with full Palestinian sovereignty over the land occupied in 1967 can the Palestinian economy regain lost ground, recover the ability to function and grow, and secure the requisite conditions to proceed on the path of sustainable development.
by Mohammed Samhouri
Although the ambiguity of the Oslo Accords facilitated the actions of the spoilers that ultimately led to failure, the foundation laid by the PLO's 1988 resolution and the breakthrough that came of Israel's response created a positive turning point.
by Galia Golan
A summary of UN General Assembly and Security Council resolutions following the Oslo Accords shows how, unlike the General Assembly resolutions, supported by great number of nations, the Security Council is prevented from being firmer with the Israeli violations and its obligations under the international law.
by Adnan Abdelrazek
In the long run, Oslo and the two-state solution may still prove successful, given the immense problems with agreeing on and implementing any imaginable alternative solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
by Ilan Peleg
One could only imagine what might have happened had the U.S. vigorously promoted its final status proposals from early on and throughout the process.
by Dan Rothem
The Palestinian negotiators found themselves alone in front of the Israeli negotiators with the delusion of having an American mediator, whereas there was no significant difference between the U.S. and the Israeli position.
by Sufian Abu Zaideh
The Oslo Accords created a framework comprised of many parts, each of which contains a structural contradiction, and the framework is holding up precisely because of its complexity and fragility.
by Menachem Klein
Given Israel's failure to comply with the Oslo Accords and wars waged against Gaza, it is time for the Palestinian leadership to withdraw from the accords and declare the State of Palestine.
by Hassan Asfour
From the euphoria of the first days following Oslo to the loss of direction today, the peace process went through waves of ups and downs.
by Izhak Schnell
The Trump administration has adopted the Israeli regional plan and has started to implement it.
by Omar Shaban
An underlying assumption of this proposal is the genuine pursuit of Jewish-Palestinian social, economic and political equality in a federation, and a concerted effort to minimize regional income differentials.
by Emanuel Shahaf and by Arieh Hess
Israel in its 70th year appears to have returned to the early days of Zionism, combined with all its aggressiveness and exceptionalism that leaves no place for Palestinians.
by Walid Salem
by Yossi Beilin
Ilan Baruch, Amb. Hind Khoury, Nadia Harhash, Liel Maghen, and Jessica Montell. Moderated by Hillel Schenker and Ziad AbuZayyad
As U.S. support for Israel threatens to become further polarized across the political spectrum, the special relationship likely will become more of a party-based policy approach than broad bipartisan support — which will truly alter the dynamics of the relationship.
by Joze M. Pelayo
by Samih AI-Qasim
by Khalid Ali Mustafa
by Kamal Naser
by Almog Behar
by Almog Behar