The Clinton Administration was deeply involved in efforts to resolve the Israel

The Clinton Administration was deeply involved in efforts to resolve the Israel

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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.

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