The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict - Part VI, pp. 478-529 Summary & Analysis

Walter Lacquer and Barry Rubin
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Part VI, pp. 478-529 Summary and Analysis

The 1990s represent a different world. Arab thinking evolves to the point of seeing that Israel is not going to be destroyed so compromises are necessary. The Cold war ends with the end of the Soviet Union. Jordan tries negotiating with Israel and the PLO between 1982-1987 but fails. The intifada begins in December 1987. There are many peace proposals and the PLO begin a dialogue with the United States. In August 1990, Iraq invades Kuwait. A new Israeli government elected in 1992 is willing to make territorial concessions in peace negotiation and negotiations between the PLO and Israel lead to a peace with the PLO forming a government on the West Bank. Peace treaties between Israel and other Arab nations follow.

In November 1984, King Hussein speaks to the Palestine National Council and says Palestine is still the...

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