Context: Spanish fast-fashion giant Zara has been facing calls for boycott in Israel, after a franchise owner hosted far-right politician for a campaign event. Many Arab Israelis took to Twitter, where they posted videos of themselves setting the company’s clothes on fire with the hashtag #boycottZara.
About Oslo Accords:
- The Oslo Accords are a series of agreements that launched the Oslo Process, aimed at achieving a comprehensive peace treaty between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
- The Oslo Process was unveiled with the signing of the Declaration of Principles (DOP) by PLO Chairman and Israeli Prime Minister in 1993.
- It was the first peace agreement signed by Israelis and Palestinians.
- The agreement did not directly address the key “permanent status” issues of water, refugees, Jerusalem, settlements and borders, but set up a structure for them to be negotiated at a later stage of the process, once trust was built.
- It also led to the creation of the Palestinian Authority (PA) as part of the 1995 Oslo Interim Agreement.
- After the failure of the Camp David (II) Summit in 2000 and the subsequent outbreak of the Second Intifada, the Oslo Process collapsed.
Source: Indian Express