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ARAFAT : terrorist or Nobel Peace Prize Winner? Why did Oslo accords fail? Kader Sources: Chapter 4 and 7: Khalidi, Rashid. Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East. (Boston: Beacon Press, 2005) Peres, Shimon “Israel: The War Against Hizballah and the Battle Against Hamas” The Washington Institute For Near East Policy 1 August 2006 Mr. Peres: And if he really wants peace, let him do what President Sadat did, what King Hussein did, even what Arafat did: say I want to meet the Israelis and discuss peace. We shall never object to it. (in response to Lebanese Prime Minister Siniora’s call for reviving Israeli- Arab Armistice Commission of 1949 to start up contact with Israel again.) General Gist of Oslo Accords: Israeli army will be removed from parts of West Bank and Gaza Strip o 3 Zones: A: Full Palestinian Authority B: Palestinian civil control with Israeli security C: Full Israeli control except over Palestinian civilians—Israeli settlements or “security zones” Letters of Mutual Recognition: o Palestinians have right to self rule—Palestinian authority recognized o Israeli state has right to exist and “renounced terrorism, violence, and desire for
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MESA MESA201 taught by Professor Bowen/schulthies during the Fall '07 term at BYU.

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