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A peace movement poster: Israeli and Palestinian flags and the words peace in Arabic and Hebrew. InIsraeli officials led by Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leaders from the Palestine Liberation Organization led by Yasser Arafat strove to find a peaceful solution through what became known as the Oslo peace process.
A crucial milestone in this process was Arafat's letter of recognition of Israel's right to exist. Inthe Oslo Accords were finalized as a framework for future Israeli—Palestinian relations.
The crux of the Oslo agreement was that Israel would gradually cede control of the Palestinian territories over to the Palestinians in exchange for peace. The Oslo process was delicate and progressed in fits and starts, the process took a turning point at the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and finally unraveled when Arafat and Ehud Barak failed to reach agreement at Camp David in July Robert Malleyspecial assistant to US President Bill Clinton for Arab—Israeli Affairs, has confirmed that while Barak made no formal written offer to Arafat, the US did present concepts for peace which were considered by the Israeli side yet left unanswered by Arafat "the Palestinians' principal failing is that from the beginning of the Camp David summit onward they were unable either to say yes to the American ideas or to present a cogent and specific counterproposal of their own".
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami who kept a diary of the negotiations said in an interview inwhen asked whether the Palestinians made a counterproposal: And that is the heart of the matter.
Never, in the negotiations between us and the Palestinians, was there a Palestinian counterproposal.
Clinton has long blamed Arafat for the collapse of the summit. Mitchell to lead a fact-finding committee aiming to identify strategies for restoring the peace process. The committee's findings were published in with the dismantlement of existing Israeli settlements and Palestinian crack down on militant activity being one strategy.
The Clinton Parameters Following the failed summit Palestinian and Israeli negotiators continued to meet in small groups through August and September to try to bridge the gaps between their respective positions.
The United States prepared its own plan to resolve the outstanding issues. Clinton's presentation of the US proposals was delayed by the advent of the Second Intifada at the end of September.
On Jerusalem the plan stated that, "the general principle is that Arab areas are Palestinian and that Jewish areas are Israeli. On refugees the plan suggested a number of proposals including financial compensation, the right of return to the Palestinian state, and Israeli acknowledgement of suffering caused to the Palestinians in Security proposals referred to a "non-militarized" Palestinian state, and an international force for border security.
Both sides accepted Clinton's plan    and it became the basis for the negotiations at the Taba Peace summit the following January. The proposition removed the "temporarily Israeli controlled" areas, and the Palestinian side accepted this as a basis for further negotiation.
With Israeli elections looming the talks ended without an agreement but the two sides issued a joint statement attesting to the progress they had made: Sharon's new government chose not to resume the high-level talks. This plan did not attempt to resolve difficult questions such as the fate of Jerusalem or Israeli settlements, but left that to be negotiated in later phases of the process.
The proposal never made it beyond the first phase, whose goals called for a halt to both Israeli settlement construction and Israeli—Palestinian violence.
Neither goal has been achieved as of November The peace initiative is a proposed solution to the Arab—Israeli conflict as a whole, and the Israeli—Palestinian conflict in particular. It offered full normalization of relations with Israel, in exchange for the withdrawal of its forces from all the occupied territories, including the Golan Heightsto recognize "an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital" in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as a "just solution" for the Palestinian refugees.
The Israeli government has expressed reservations on 'red line,' issues such as the Palestinian refugee problem, homeland security concerns, and the nature of Jerusalem.
Daniel Abraham, an American entrepreneur and founder of the Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, US, published on the website of the Atlantic magazine in Marchcited the following statistics: At the moment, a shade under 50 percent of the population is Jewish.
Britain said that the move was a breach of Israeli commitments under the road map to freeze all settlement expansion in the land captured since The British Foreign Minister stated that the "Systematic, illegal Israeli settlement activity poses the most significant and live threat to the viability of the two state solution".Published: Tue, 16 May The Israeli Palestinian conflict is the conflict that has been going on between Israel and Palestine.
It refers to the political tensions and hostilities between the Arab and Jewish community in the Middle East that lasted over a century. Essay on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - One of the main questions first asked about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is “who has the rightful claim to the land”, and .
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Essay The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is of current importance and interest because, although it was solved, there is a great probability that it may break out again. Modern World History. Mr. Hanover. Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Essay.
Introduction: The struggle between the Israelis and the Palestinians is one of the most enduring and explosive of all the world's conflicts.
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The purpose of this essay is to look into the ethnic conflict of Israel and Palestine and to reveal the basis of the issue as well as to see how the countries are dealing with it. Introduction The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most controversial conflicts in modern history.
The expansion of Israel since is seen as the beginning of the conflict, although its origins go back to the end of the 19th century, when Jewish immigration to Palestine began to increase.