Oslo Peace Accords and Their Impact on Middle East Negotiations Analytical Essay by Nicky

Oslo Peace Accords and Their Impact on Middle East Negotiations
An examination of the Oslo peace accords and their impact on the peace process in the Middle East between Israel, the Palestinians and other Arab countries in the area.
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Today, the State of Israel continues to be faced with some fundamental challenges and obstacles to its goals of resolving the longstanding conflict between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and neighboring Middle Eastern countries in the region. In spite of the Oslo Peace Accords of 1993, these constraints to progress continue to characterize the negotiation process between Israel and their Middle East neighbors in general and the Palestinians in particular, and it would seem neither side is willing to comprise to the extent that is needed to achieve a lasting peace. To determine what these obstacles and challenges to peace are today, this paper provides a description and analysis of the Oslo Peace Accords of 1993 and the ensuing negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the implementation thereof; a discussion concerning the reaction by Hamas and the collapse of President Clinton's effort to bring about a final status agreement is followed by a summary of the research and salient findings in the conclusion.

From the Paper:

"During the numerous changes in governments that took place during the 1980s and 1990s in Israel, differing political ideologies concerning how best to achieve the nationhood goals of Zionism affected the manner in which various governments pursued their respective agendas for expansion in the region. In this regard, Alterman (2002) reports that, ''The Labor government elected in July 1992 froze new construction in the West Bank, including many of the units that Sharon's office had in the pipeline. The Likud government that returned to power in 1996 thawed the freeze, but with the comeback to power of Labor in June 1999 and the resumption of the peace talks with the Palestinians, construction for Israelis in the West Bank was no longer a government priority'' (103). Although the actual number of immigrants who resided in the West Bank was relatively small, the efforts by the Likud government would come back to haunt them in unexpected ways."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alterman, Rachelle. Planning in the Face of Crisis: Land Use, Housing and Mass Immigration in Israel. London: Routledge, 2002.
  • Bird, Eugene. (1998, March). "With Oslo Accords in Shambles, a President Who Let It Happen Feels Shackled by Both Old and New Mistakes." Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Special Report 15-16.
  • Details of the Oslo Peace Accords. (2008). Palestine Facts. [Online]. Available: http://Palestine facts.org/pf_1991to_now_oslo_accords.php.
  • Dunsky, Marda. (2001). "Missing: The Bias Implicit in the Absent." Arab Studies Quarterly, 23(3), 1.
  • Khatchadourian, Haig. The Quest for Peace between Israel and the Palestinians. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.

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