Oslo: 1993-2015 RIP

by James Zogby in Washington Watch

The Oslo Accords and its attendant peace process came into the world with a bang 22 years ago. This past week they exited with a sad whimper. Once a focus of the world's concern, at this year's United Nation's General Assembly opening session the Israeli/Palestinian conflict was, at best, an afterthought. Neither US President Obama nor Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin even mentioned the issue in their speeches. Worse still was how the question of Palestine was mangled and abused in speeches delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

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