Document Selection and Methodology: The primary sources below (in chronological order) have been selected based on their relevance to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Whenever possible, unaltered documents from the issuing agencies were used. In some cases, documents were acquired from 3rd party services such as universities and historical databases, and although we can not guarantee their accuracy, they did appear to be unaltered original historic documents. If there are documents we should have included and did not, please let us know.
The agreement envisions a Palestinian state based roughly on the borders before the 1967 Mideast war. Most Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip would be dismantled. It divides sovereignty in Jerusalem, but avoids a large-scale return to Israel by Palestinians who fled or were driven out in the 1948-49 war that followed Israel's creation.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, and
Yassir Arafat, Palestine Liberation Organization
Delineated steps to complete implementation of the Interim Agreement and of agreements that accompanied the Hebron Protocol. Israel will redeploy from the West Bank in exchange for Palestinian security measures. The PA [Palestine Authority] will have complete or shared responsibility for 40% of the West Bank, of which it will have complete control of 18.2%
Shimon Perez for Israel,
and Mahmoud Abbas for the Palestinian Authority
Recognize their mutual legitimate and political rights, and strive to live in peaceful coexistence and mutual dignity and security and achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive peace settlement and historic reconciliation through the agreed political process.
The revised 1983 provisional rules of procedure of the UN Security Council decided by a vote that an invitation should be extended to the representative of the PLO to participate in the Security Council's selected debates
Urged that national liberation movements be invited to participate as observers in the Diplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts
Notes that repatriation or compensation of the refugees has not been granted, and that no substantial progress has been made for the reintegration of refugees either by repatriation or resettlement and that, therefore, the situation of the refugees continues to be a matter of serious concern
Eight Arab Heads of State (Jamal Abdel Nasr of Egypt, King Hussein of Jordan, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Prince Salem Al-Sabah of Kuwait, Abdalla Al-Salal of Yemen, Howeri Bumedian of Algeria, Al-Amir Al-Hassan of Libya, Al-Bahi Al Adgham Tunisian Prime Minister)
Established an Arab consensus for setting official policies of most Arab states in regards to their relations with Israel: "no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it."
Presents policy "To place the country under such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, [and] to facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions."
Presents policy "to convince both Arabs and Jews of their firm intention to promote the essential interests of both races to the utmost of their power, and to work consistently for the development, in Palestine, of a prosperous community."