The Oslo Accord of 1993

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To the Breaking Point
Editorial comment by Adam Keller, Other Israel, February-March 1995. The Palestinians had expected Oslo to put an end to Israeli occupation and domination, and for Israelis, the Agreement was supposed to mean, first and foremost, an end to terrorism. A year and a half later, the Israeli-Palestinian war is as hotly on as at any time in the past decades. And on both sides, the leaderships which committed themselves to Oslo are steadily weakening.
Israeli gov't uses blasts to dismantle Oslo accord
By Richard Becker, Workers World, 14 August 1997. A pair of bomb blasts in western Jerusalem, following months of stepped-up Israeli attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza and new seizures of Palestinian lands. Nevertheless, Netanyahu responded to the bombings with new racist attacks on the Palestinians and uses them to scuttle Oslo concessions.
Manupulating Arafat: Behind the scenes at Oslo-Recognizing the need for mutual recognition
By Joel Singer, Ha'aretz, 18 September 1998. Perez: The agreement should be signed in Washington by Israel's delegation and a Palestinian delegation of territory residents who were not members of the PLO. No one knew that the document had been drawn up in direct negotiations with Israel, and the Oslo draft would be presented as an American proposal, and Israel and the PLO would instruct its delegations to accept it in full.
A new direction for the Palestinian people
By Francis A. Boyle, Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations (1991-93), Address at the National Press Club, 3 March 2000. When the Oslo Document was originally to the Palestinian Delegation in the Fall of 1992, it was rejected because it obviously constituted a bantustan. This document carried out Begin's disingenuous misinterpretation of the Camp David Accords--expressly rejected by U.S. President Jimmy Carter--that all they called for was autonomy for the people and not for the land too.
Nothing Left to Offer
By Edward W. Said, The Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung, 12 October 2000. Misreported and hopelessly flawed from the start, the Oslo peace process has entered its terminal phase—one of violent confrontation, disproportionate Israeli repression, widespread Palestinian rebellion and great loss of life, the vast majority of it Palestinian.
Israel has failed the test
By Amira Hass, Ha'aretz, 18 October 2000. The Israeli public relations machine has convinced the public that Palestinians are disgusting, that Israelis are under attack, that everything has been coordinated by Yasser Arafat, Oslo put the Palestinian leadership to a test: In exchange for an Israeli promise to gradually dismantle the occupation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian leadership promised to stop every act of violence and terror immediately. But Israel failed its own commitments.
Oslo R.I.P.
By Khaled Amayreh, Al Ahram Weekly, 30 May - 5 June 2002. The Israeli occupation army has continued to make daily incursions into Palestinian population centres, effectively eliminating any semblance of Palestinian Authority control or sovereignty. Attacks on Jenin and other places. Fatah would be willing to stop attacking Israeli civilians if Israel stopped attacking Palestinian civilians, but this and a similar offer by Hamas were rebuffed by the Israeli government.