305 Results
  • February 16, 2011May 15, 2011

    While many Palestinian moves this quarter involved the UN (see “Recognition of Palestine” in the Palestinian-Israeli section above), in light of the broader regional unrest few actions affecting the peace process took place in UN bodies.

  • August 16, 1995November 15, 1995

    Following the approval of the draft ("Oslo II") interim agreement by the Israeli cabinet (8/13) and the PA cabinet (8/ 16), negotiatorsettled into a process of five-day rounds of talks to resolve the remaining areas of disagreement (e.g., Hebron, water, joint security arrangements and settler pro

  • May 16, 1995August 15, 1995

    Palestinian-Israeli Track

    Although successive target dates were missed for the conclusion of the long-overdue interim agreement provided for under the Declaration of Principles (DOP), being referred to as "Oslo B" in the press, progress was achieved during the quarter.

  • May 16, 1995August 15, 1995

    1.  Do you support the proposed Palestinian-Israeli agreement concerning elections, redeployment, and transfer of authority in the West Bank? 

  • May 16, 1995August 15, 1995

    Tensions caused by the East Jerusalem land issue eased when Israel suspended its confiscation order on 5/22, with King Hussein reinstating his ban on the antinormalization rally in Amman he had previously authorized.

  • May 16, 1995August 15, 1995

    In May, Israel and the U.S. made several small concessions in an effort to revive talks, suspended since 4/26, including: a 5/17 Israeli offer to allow Syria to deploy an early warning station on Israeli territory in exchange for an equivalent system on Syrian soil; a 5/20 U.S.

  • May 16, 1995August 15, 1995

    Though Syria and Lebanon continued officially to boycott all meetings attended by Israeli representatives, two unofficial contacts took place: on 6/20, Syrian and Lebanese representatives reportedly met with an Israeli delegate on the sidelines of the multilateral meeting on water; and on 7/24 se

  • February 16, 1995May 15, 1995

    On 3/9, Israel FM Shimon Peres and PLO Chmn. Yasir Arafat met at Erez and set a target date of 7/1 for reaching a consensus on elections and Israeli withdrawal.

  • February 16, 1995May 15, 1995

    Meetings

  • February 16, 1995May 15, 1995

    In late February, low-level, unofficial talks resumed in Washington under the direction of U.S. coordinator Dennis Ross, but negotiating positions remained unchanged.

  • February 16, 1995May 15, 1995

    Working group meetings were largely put off in favor of less formal trilateral and multilateral talks. Nonetheless, Syria and Lebanon continued to boycott all meetings attended by Israeli representatives.

  • February 16, 1995May 15, 1995

    Refugees

  • February 16, 1995May 15, 1995

    On 2/28, at the request of the Arab states, the UNSC held the first of two debates this quarter on Israeli land confiscations but refused to take a decision.

  • February 16, 1995May 15, 1995

    Donor talks this quarter revolved around meeting PA financial needs through 12/31/95 in light of the 3/31 expiration of the donor states' agreement on funding PA expenses. Two formal and two main informal donor meetings were held to this end:

  • February 16, 1995May 15, 1995

    • On 2/20, Arafat met with French Pres. Franqois Mitterrand and FM Alain Juppe in Paris to discuss ways of jump-starting peace talks.
  • November 16, 1994February 15, 1995

    Meetings

  • November 16, 1994February 15, 1995

    Meetings

  • November 16, 1994February 15, 1995

    Two donor meetings were held during the quarter:

  • November 16, 1994February 15, 1995

    Three UN General Assembly resolutions relating to the Middle East were voted on during this quarter:

  • November 16, 1994February 15, 1995

    U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher visited Syria and Israel 12/6-10, primarily in effort to revive Syrian-Israeli talks. In addition to his discussions with Pres. al-Asad, PM Rabin, and FM Peres, he also met with Chmn. Arafat.

  • November 16, 1994February 15, 1995

    Russian envoy Viktor Posuvalyuk visited Jordan and Syria 12/25-27, meeting with King Hussein, Jordanian PM Majali, and Syrian FM al-Shara' about the peace process. He returned to the region on 2/6 for five days of talks in Damascus, Beirut, and Amman.

  • November 16, 1994February 15, 1995

    An EU delegation headed by French FM Alain Juppe toured Damascus, Israel, Gaza, Lebanon from 2/8-12. The delegation expressed support for a full Israeli withdrawal from the Golan, met with representatives at Orient House while in Jerusalem, and called for the resumption of Palestinian talks. 

  • November 16, 1994February 15, 1995

    Israeli-Arab Relations

  • November 16, 1994February 15, 1995

    Syrian-Israeli talks, officially suspended in February 1994, were reported by senior U.S. officials on 12/30 to have continued in about 24 secret, high-level meetings in Washington over the past six months.

  • November 16, 1994February 15, 1995

    Syria and Lebanon continued to boycott all meetings attended by Israeli representatives. Meetings during the quarter were as follows: