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    The Oslo Accords

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    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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    Six Day War Essay

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    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 Israel and palestine worked together to create a five…

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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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    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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    PLO Changes

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    guerrilla 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…

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    (“Chapter 6…,” 2012). Abu Abbas, also known as Muhammad Zaydan, was the leader of the pro-PLO cabal and operated from Baghdad before Operation Iraqi Freedom. Talat Yaakub joined Abu Abbas to establish PLF after their split from PFLP – GC because the group supported Syria during Lebanon’s civil war. PLF, which Abbas led until his death in 2004 while in captivity, is well-known for its 1985’s hijacking of “Achille Lauro cruise ship, during which the hijackers killed wheelchair-bound Jewish…

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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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    discussions have almost always fallen through. Their battle is not merely over land rights, but also has religious and sovereignly components, causing any negotiations with only a single level of diplomatic dialogue to often go awry. While the religious components of their differences are by no means the sole source of disagreements between Israel and Palestine, the religious differences are often brought up by both political leaders and other influential groups within the two countries in order…

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    Zionism In Israel

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    “On that day, the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, "I give this land to your offspring, from the brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River.” Despite this Biblical assertion of the shared belonging of the strip of land East of the Mediterranean, its ownership is cause for a major conflict between two groups in the world today. Since the development of Zionism in the 1940s, Israelis and Palestinians have been in a constant state of disagreement over the physical and political boundary,…

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