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In 1969, Yasser Arafat became leader of the PLO. Arafat had long been a leader in Fatah, a Palestinian organization that sought freedom from Israel while maintaining its autonomy from other Arab states. Arafat, who had fought in the 1948 war and had helped organize military raids against Israel, exerted control over both PLO military and diplomatic efforts.
Arafat long denied Israel's right to exist. However, his tenor changed, and by the late 1980s he accepted the fact of Israel's existence.
The Oslo I Accord or Oslo I, officially called the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements or short Declaration of Principles (DOP), was an attempt in 1993 to set up a framework that would lead to the resolution of the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian conflict. It was the first face-to-face agreement between the government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
Negotiations concerning the agreement, an outgrowth of the Madrid Conference of 1991, were conducted secretly in Oslo, Norway, hosted by the Fafo institute, and completed on 20 August 1993; the Oslo Accords were subsequently officially signed at a public ceremony in Washington, D.C., on 13 September 1993 in the presence of PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, the then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and U.S. President Bill Clinton. The documents themselves were signed by Mahmoud Abbas for the PLO, foreign Minister Shimon Peres for Israel, U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher for the United States and foreign minister Andrei Kozyrev for Russia.
The Accord provided for the creation of a Palestinian interim self-government, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). The Palestinian Authority would have responsibility for the administration of the territory under its control. The Accords also called for the withdrawal of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from parts of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
In a 2001 video, Netanyahu, reportedly unaware he was being recorded, said: "They asked me before the election if I'd honor [the Oslo accords]... I said I would, but [that] I'm going to interpret the accords in such a way that would allow me to put an end to this galloping forward to the '67 borders. How did we do it? Nobody said what defined military zones were. Defined military zones are security zones; as far as I'm concerned, the entire Jordan Valley is a defined military zone. Go argue." Netanyahu then explained how he conditioned his signing of the 1997 Hebron agreement on American consent that there be no withdrawals from "specified military locations", and insisted he be allowed to specify which areas constituted a "military location"—such as the whole of the Jordan Valley. "Why is that important? Because from that moment on I stopped the Oslo Accords", Netanyahu affirmed.
originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
Pretty sad eh? You see, Hamas, Fatah, it doesn't matter. He's been doing this for years and he knew signing the Hebron agreement would negate the Oslo accord.
originally posted by: Haxsaw
Is there still any wonder why the jews were kicked out of so many countries over the past 2000 years? I hope not, this mentality comes with psychos who call themselves the chosen race, they cry about Hitler but he just had the same superiority complex as they do.
Come on people, these freaks are the spawn of satan, if only the right wing Zionist christains would read their bible and stop supporting them, remember Christians, the muslims are not the enemy, tis the jews who tried to kill Jesus and are "anti-Christ", in fact the mulsims await Jesus' return as well, what do you think the jews would try to do to Jesus if he were on earth now? and yet the christinas donate money to the Zionist jews, and help them to kill muslims? pathetic, talk about hoodwinked, but frankly I feel ignorance is no excuse in this instance.
I wonder if they called him an anti-Semite or self hating jew too?