25 years after the Oslo Accords


25 years after the Oslo Accords

A quarter of a century has passed since the first of the Oslo Accords, a beacon of hope to end conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, was signed. In September 1993 powerful images of the Palestinians Liberation Organisation's (PLO) Yasser Arafat shaking hands with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin resonated around the world. Following months of negociations mediated by Norway, the two leaders signed a Declaration of Principles to kick-start a process of more detailed talks.

Time for a new narrative

In 2018, the Oslo Process has manifestly failed to deliver the "just, lasting and comprehensive" peace it promised.

This report from the Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA) draws on the collective experience of more than 80 organisations working in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPT). We see every day that the hopes of 1993 have been dashed. the international community's political inertia failed to ensure Oslo's promises and has limited donors' long-term possibilities to relieve suffering and improve socio-economic prospects in the oPT.