Oslo Accords

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Oslo Accords

Liat Weingart writes that:

” The Oslo Accords were built upon the false conception that the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians didn't work out and that both parties wanted a divorce, in effect, a separation from one another. The underpinning of that agreement was that separation was the only way to resolve the conflict, and that the source of the conflict was that Israelis and Palestinians hate one another. Perhaps the most famous proponent of this thinking in the Israeli peace movement is Amos Oz, who characterized Israelis and Palestinians as two separate peoples with two separate histories that collided, as if in a car accident…
” The fatal flaw in the Oslo Accords was that it accepted a mystification of history in order for both parties to accept a certain percentage of blame. This mystification of history allowed Israelis to continue with their lives as if in a hallucinatory state, unaware of the reality of Palestinian existence during the Oslo period, from 1993 to 2000. But this hallucination proved disabling, and Israelis and Jews all over were taken aback when the second Intifada began. The Intifada was seen as a nonsensical moment created by nonsensical people.” [1]

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  1. Liat Weingart, “Seeing through the fog”, ‘’Znet’’, February 28, 2003.