How the chance of peace slipped away

Smith, Barbara
July 2004
New Statesman;7/12/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4696, p23
Discusses how a two-country solution for the Arab-Israeli conflict failed to be implemented after the 1988 recognition of Israel by the Palestine Liberation Organization. Effort of George Bush Sr. to stabilize the Middle East; The 1993 Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Oslo Accords, supported by Norway, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and U.S. President Bill Clinton; Collapse of the peace process due to uncertainty about the status of Jerusalem, refugees' right of return, and borders for the new state; Blame put on Yasser Arafat for the failure of peace talks; Effort to stop the violence and renew negotiations; Concessions in the Geneva Accord, which was dismissed by Ariel Sharon. INSET: Jerusalem the golden.


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