Shalom – Israel’s Efforts for Peace

2008: Israel Agrees to Truce with Hamas on Gaza

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19-June-2008

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olment and Defense Minister Ehud Barak agreed to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire with Hamas for the Gaza area.

Mr. Zahar, the Hamas leader, said Israel would open the commercial crossings as soon as the truce came into effect. Two weeks later, he said, Egypt would host talks aimed at reopening the Rafah crossing on its border with Gaza. Mr. Zahar suggested that the Shalit case would be dealt with separately. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 19, 2008 at 8:18 pm

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2005: Israel Withdraws from Gaza

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12-September-2005

Israel completed its eviction of more than 8,000 Israeli citizens, some having lived in Gaza for 38 years, in an effort to appease Palestinians and live in peace.

Source: New York Times, 12-September-2005

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September 12, 2005 at 8:00 pm

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2000 Israel Praised for Readiness to Make Hard Compromises

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26-July-2000

U.S. President Bill Clinton singled out Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, for his readiness to make hard compromises during negotiations with PLO leader Yasir Arafat at Camp David. ”I would be making a mistake not to praise Barak, because I think he took a big risk,” the president said. ”The prime minister moved forward more from his initial position than Chairman Arafat, particularly surrounding the question of Jerusalem.”

Barak laid the full blame for the setback on Arafat, and declared that Israel was prepared for ”every possibility.” And stated: ”The vision of peace suffered a major blow, but I believe that with good faith, good will on all sides it can recuperate.”

Source: New York Times, 26-July-2000

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July 26, 2000 at 7:34 pm

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1993 Israel & Palestinians Sign Oslo Peace Accords

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13-September-1993

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signs Oslo Peace Accords (also known as the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements) with Palestinian Leader Yasir Arafat. Both men expressed their commitment to negotiating an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution.

Strongly opposed to the deal, Hamas stepped up a campaign of homicide bombings in Israel. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by thessler

September 13, 1993 at 7:10 pm

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1979: Israel Signs Peace Treaty with Egypt

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27-March-1979

Israel and Egypt agree on a framework for an accord to provide self-rule to more than one million Arabs living in areas of the West Bank of the Jordan River and Gaza Strip. Read the text of the Agreement.

Israel agreed to many concessions that would later cost them the security of their own citizens.

Source: New York Times, 27-March-1979

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March 27, 1979 at 5:57 pm

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1957: Israel Completes Withdrawal from Egypt

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19-January-1957

Israel completed the withdrawal of troops from Egypt. Troops remained in the Gaza Strip and the Gulf of Aqaba because the people residing there were not Egyptian citizens and still posed a threat to the security of Israel’s civilians.

Source: New York Times, 19-January-1957

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January 19, 1957 at 2:37 pm

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1956: Israel Withdraws Forces from Egypt

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24-November-1956

In a gesture of peace, Israel, Britain and France withdrew forces from the Sinai Desert.

Source: New York Times, 24-November-1956

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November 24, 1956 at 2:28 pm

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