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    The Oslo Accords

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    state of Palestine was no longer under any obligation to follow the Oslo Accords, crafted over two decades prior. Citing Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Abbas argued that Palestine had been the only side upholding the terms of the once-heralded agreement, and that they were tired of being exploited as a “state under occupation.” How could the state have gotten here from the widespread optimism following the Oslo Accords? The answer lies in both what the accords did and didn’t do, as well as the general opposition among Israelis towards the agreement. The Oslo Accords, created without the full backing of the citizens of both countries, were doomed from the start.…

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    The Oslo Accords were the name given to two sets of agreements between the government of Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). These accords signified a drastic change in relationship between the two parties. “The Oslo Accords marked the first time that the state of Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) formally recognized one another, and publicly committed to negotiate a solution to their decades-long conflict based on territorial compromise” (Al Jazeera…

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    In A Doll’s House Ibsen uses the doll metaphor to develop the theme of entrapment and by extension to illuminate the social backdrop of the time period that gives rise to the many issues and conflicts between the characters in the play. Nora serves as a wife and mother, but not as an equal to Torvald; rather a majority of the protagonist’s stage time is spent as a doll: a weak obedient character with little individuality, her existence a compound of societal norms and the expectations of others,…

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    Throughout the play, “A Doll’s House”, Henrik Ibsen conveys a sense of realism in numerous ways and using various techniques. Theatrical realism was a general movement of the 19th century characterised by the accurate portrayal of everyday life and social conventions. Premiered in the 1879, Denmark, “A Doll’s House” initially received heavy criticism for its controversial attitude towards marriage norms and the role of women in society. In a Victorian society dominated by men, Ibsen saw the…

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    Six Day War Essay

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    Israel-Jordan treaty of peace, This treaty helped to normalize relations between them. Jordan was the second arab country to settle their conflict and sign a treaty with them after Egypt with israel, During their conflict the end result costed roughly 18.3 billion dollars in damage. The conflict that has lasted over 130 years yet so far not one peace plan has worked. Every peace plan has tried to figure out who should control Jerusalem. The Oslo peace plan was one of the most promising, in 1993…

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    We must look towards a two-state solution. Palestinians want sovereignty, but they do not have the resources to achieve this on their own: they need Israeli cooperation. For Israelis, they want all of Palestine, but in 2013, the Palestinian birth rate was 4.4 and the Israeli Jewish birth rate was 3.0 (Kahzan). Based on the higher Palestinian birth rate, many demographers predict that the Palestinian population will exceed the Israeli Jewish population somewhere in the next thirty years (Kahzan).…

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    them from many of the privileges Israelis enjoyed. “Israel was able to suspend in practice most of the rights its Palestinian citizens... [imposing]severe restrictions on their freedom of movement and economic opportunities, and placing them under surveillance and military law”3 (ESEP 97) Along with rising tensions over inequalities and violent, sectarian struggles, insurgent, terrorists organizations also sprung up from the chaos for both conflicts. Although there were numerous similar traits…

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    Yasser Arafat had many controversial actions and ideas, and he was considered an unlikely mix between peacemaker and terrorist. He was a very important leader throughout a large portion of the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well. Throughout his career, he caused a lot of tension between Palestinians and Israelis. Yasser Arafat was a Palestinian extremist who had many contributions to the Arab-Israeli conflict like the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the Oslo Accords, and his status…

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    PLO Changes

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    organizations. The most dominant of these guerrilla organizations was called al-Fatah, and was led by Yasser Arafat, who would go on to become the chairmen of the PLO, following relatively successful military action against Israel in 1968 and continued guerrilla strikes in the coming years (Al-Hout 69-70). In the years between 1967 and 1993 the PLO, dominated by guerrilla militants like al-Fatah and Yasser Arafat, would gain more legitimacy as the political representation of the Palestinian…

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    peace settlements between Israel and Palestine is hardly a new one, but none so far have been able to achieve their goal permanently. This could be attributed to the fact that in the past “Israeli and Palestinian leaders have signed many agreements and accords, but none refers to or states the religious dimension of the conflict” which have led to “large segments of both Palestinian and Israeli societies hav[ing] been alienated.” In the 1990s, the heads of both Israel and Palestine met in…

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