The Oslo Accords, also called the Declaration of Principles,  were secretly negotiated by Israeli and Palestinian delegations in Oslo, Norway acting without intermediaries. It was signed in a historic ceremony hosted by President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1993 in Wahington DC. During the ceremony the  PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shake hands.  The declaration is the first phase in the ongoing peace process; it lays out the goals to be achieved.




Secretary Clinton looks on as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chat at the end of the morning press event, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at the State Department in Washington. Secretary Clinton with Palestinian President Mahmaud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu at the State Department
 President Obama welcomes Prime Minister Natanyahu, President Mubarak, President Abbas and King Abdulla for peace talks


 Trump & the New Middle East

 Israel and the Arab world: Needed by the rulers, hated by the people  -  Article by Herb Keinon  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  7/28/2017

 Charles Krauthammer: Why Middle East Peace Starts In Saudi Arabia  -  Investor's Business Daily  -  5/25/2017

 2334 - The Misguided Resolution     

 Why Did Obama Pander to the UN’s Stunning Anti-Israel Bias?  -  Article by Maajid Nawaz -  The Daily Beast     

 Barack Obama failed to grasp the need for deterrence in Syria, but it's too late to intervene now  -  Article by Charles Krauthammer -  The Telegraph      

 Putin's Middle East Gamble 

 The history of Hezbollah, from Israel to Syria  -  Article by Zoe Hu  -  Al Jazeera 

 Reconciling with Sykes-Picot  -  Article by  by Richard Haas  -  Council on Foreign Relations 

 The Balfour Declaration

 Token Effort Will Not Suffice  

ADL Global Index of Antisemitism 

Camp David II, The Failed Peace Summit  

The Right of Return and a Just Solutio

Predicting Middle Eastern Politics  

The Negotiations Timeline - From Oslo to Taba 

The Dalai Lama and an Upside Down World

 Jerusalem in International Diplomacy 

Interpretation of UN Resolution 242

Remembering Khartoum


Jerusalem Panorama