The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is considering the cancellation of the Oslo Accords, a long-standing deal with Israel, including the associated economic and security pacts, after a proposal by PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas.
The accords were an attempt to lay out an initial framework for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but left a number of important details about the end of the occupation and the status of settlements built on Palestinian land to “future” negotiations.
The deal was initially presented as a stop-gap to give time for the Israelis and Palestinians to come to a final settlement, but almost 20 years later with no real sign of progress the deal is falling out of favor, with Palestinian protesters recently calling for Abbas’ resignation and also demanding the withdrawal from the Oslo Accords. The issue is particularly important because the economic terms of the deal are seen as strangling the struggling economy of Palestinian cities in the West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has openly bragged in the past about having “stopped the Oslo Accords” and how the lack of specifics in the deal were allowing him to prevent any steps toward Palestinian independence. Peace talks between Israel and Palestinians effectively stopped two years ago when Israel resumed the construction of settlements, and there is no sign of new talks on the horizon.
According to PLO officials familiar with the latest proposal, the leadership was split on the idea of scrapping the accords, concerned with what would happen afterwards, and Abbas agreed to defer a vote on the matter until their next meeting.
4 thoughts on “Abbas Proposes Canceling Oslo Accords”
Its useless, I would propose "The complete cancellation of this embarising mistake of UN in 1948 and dismanteling state of Israel". The regime of "place" interduced supposedly for victims of WW2 have been iniciating horrors and wars of aggression from its beggining and is dierectly and indirectly responsible for suffering and murder of milions innocent people throughout ME – without end in sight!!
Iranian iniciative of regime change in Israel should serve as sample and it should be "moral duty" of anyone interested in Peace and Order on this planet support possibly "nonviolent dismanteling of Israel" as we know it today…
1. It was not fare to Palestine native population
2. It is against Gods comandments
3. It became "nest of internacional terrorism"
4. It only serves to Neozionist agenda of ME and World instability
5. It could iniciate nuclear WW3
Ortodox Jews living according Torah, fearing and respecting Gods comandments and law, have been warning the World, have been protesting against this blashemy – its time, internacional community finished this proposal….for benefit of humanity
Two weeks late and 10 bucks shy, Abbas demonstrates, again, the need for an election in whats left of the Palestinian territories.
The Israelis have left him with a putrefying corpse as the 'centerpiece of their 'relationship'. And he only 'proposes' burying it?
He should have done what Netanyahu did years ago, disown it and chuck it back over the wall into Israel.
The Palestinians have been put in a trap. Violence can't work because they are too weak militarily. Peace-making can't work because Israel and US control the media and UN and are systematically destroying the conditions for, not only statehood, but the very survival of the Palestinian people. Carter called it 'apartheid' but it's more like apartheid/genocide. Israel has too many 'friends' (agents) in the US govt. and media to be corrected. The few who dare to speak out are ostracized and their careers are ruined (Helen Thomas anyone ?).
It's that old Israeli proverb that goes: If our enemies are too strong, we don't dare talk top them; and if our enemies are too weak, we don't have to talk to them.
Peace in the Middle East is a non event as long as Israel lives by this proverb.
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