An exchange of letters between PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin that took place on 9 September 1993, a few days before the signing of the Declaration of Principles, the first major agreement concluded as part of the Oslo Process. … Rabin's brief letter confirms Israel's recognition of the PLO as "the representative of the Palestinian people" and willingness to enter negotiations with it.
A speech given by US President George Bush before Congress on 6 March 1991, following the conclusion of Operation Desert Storm, better known as the First Gulf War. … The speech is considered an important milestone in the process that led to the Madrid Conference in late 1991.
A statement made by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat on 14 December 1988 at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland. … Nevertheless, he also stressed that neither he nor anyone cannot stop the Intifada, which would only end upon the establishment of a Palestinian state.
A declaration made by the heads of state and ministers of foreign affairs of the nine member states of the European Community, forerunner of the European Union, in Venice, Italy, on 13 June 1980. … It also cited the Israeli settlements as "a serious obstacle to the peace process", and called on Israel to refrain from unilateral actions in Jerusalem.
A speech given by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in front of the Israeli Knesset on 20 November 1977, a short while after expressing his willingness to travel to Israel and discuss peace in a speech before Egypt’s People’s Council.
A speech given by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat before the People's Assembly on 9 November 1977. … Sadat's visit to Israel is considered a landmark in the process leading to the 1978 Camp David Accords and the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty.