The Clinton Administration was deeply involved in efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In September 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chair Yasir Arafat signed an agreement at the White House that provided for mutual recognition and Palestinian self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho; another agreement brokered by the United States two years later extended self-rule to the West Bank. Although Clinton brought Israeli and Palestinian leaders together several more times right up to the end of his term in office, peace was ultimately elusive. In July 2000, for example, a summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Arafat on so-called "final status" issues — settlements, refugees, and the status of Jerusalem — was held at Camp David. The two-week meeting ended without an agreement. The president presented new proposals on these questions in
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course HIST 1310 taught by Professor Marshall during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.