Oslo Accords

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  • October 29, 2022
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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


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