After months of secret negotiations sponsored by the Norwegian government, between representatives of the *PLO and Israel, this was the breakthrough in the quest for a comprehensive peace settlement which had eluded the Middle East for almost five decades. Israel now recognized the PLO as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, while the PLO recognized the sovereignty of Israel and renounced violence in the pursuit of a lasting peace. This was signed at a conference in Washington on ...
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Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945)
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