It was expected that this agreement would apply for a transitional period of five years during which a durable agreement would be negotiated (starting no later than May 1996). Remaining issues such as Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, Israeli settlements, security and borders would be part of the “permanent status negotiations” during this period. The relationship between Rabin and Hussein was decisive for the success of the negotiations. Both trusted the other. Hussein regarded Rabin as a soldier who had security matters under his command. He was convinced that he had a unique opportunity to secure a peace treaty, and Rabin was at the center of the opening. The 1990s were a decade of intense peace negotiations between Israel and its Arab neighbors. In Madrid and Oslo, as well as in Shepherdstown and Camp David, two US presidents have tried to bring peace to the Middle East. Therefore, while there are clear benefits for both sides, or at least for leaders on both sides, Israel and Jordan have taken steps in recent years to weaken the peace agreement. The most recent incident is related to the enclave of Arava and Naharayim (Island of Peace), two areas adjacent to the border leased for 25 years after the signing of the agreement, with the possibility of extension. In October 2018, King Abdullah announced that he would not renew the leases, a move that has sparked much controversy in Israel and raised fears among some that the deal as a whole would be terminated. You agree that it is clear that Clinton still resonates memories of her own struggle for peace in her head.

Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian militant groups in Gaza and the West Bank have emerged. [20] Hussein`s wife, Queen Noor, later claimed that her husband had trouble sleeping: “Everything he had worked for all his life, any relationship he had painstakingly built on trust and respect, every dream of peace and prosperity he had for Jordanian children turned into a nightmare. I really didn`t know how much Hussein could still take. [20] On January 2, 2001, arafat, at a meeting at the White House, reserved his qualified agreement on the parameters. In a memorandum, his Negotiation Support Unit (NSU) warned him “that proposals are generally too vague and unclear to establish an acceptable framework for an agreement.” [25] The bargaining team objected to the use of percentages. First, Israelis should clearly indicate the reasonable needs they had in certain areas; Without a map, the percentages shown were also ambiguous, as the Israelis did not take all the disputed land or parts of the Dead Sea and it was unclear where the 80 per cent proportion of the settlers would remain. All Israeli settlers combined occupied about 1.8 percent of the West Bank. Palestinian concerns about the lack of contiguity were largely related to Israeli control of large development areas such as Jerusalem and Bethlehem, due to large settlement blocs. Palestinians would not be able to fully move within their own state. [25] Jerusalem`s new mayor, and then Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, rejected the deal and called it a “dark cloud over the city.” He advocated bringing more Jews to East Jerusalem and expanding Jerusalem to the East. [6] On the one hand, Clinton has no personal connection to the current Palestinian leadership, including a new generation ready to replace Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat`s octogenarian successor. Clinton also has no deep connection to Netanyahu, who is deeply skeptical of the Palestinians` commitment to peace and believes — rightly so, former officials say — that Clinton tried to undermine her 1996 election.

Bill Clinton did not make peace in the Middle East a central theme of his 1992 presidential candidacy. But at that time, secret talks were underway between the Palestinians and the Israelis, led by Peres, then Israel`s foreign minister. In 1993, months after Clinton took office, talks culminated in the Oslo Peace Accords, a pact signed at a White House ceremony famous for the dramatic handshake between Yitzak Rabin, then Israel`s prime minister, and the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Yasser Arafat, when Clinton was among the longtime enemies of death. . . .