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.
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 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 set of resolutions adopted by the Palestinian National Council, the legislative body of the PLO, chaired by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, on 15 November 1988 in Algiers, Algeria. … By the end of 1988, 82 countries had recognized Palestinian independence.
A speech given by British Prime Minister Anthony Eden in London on 9 November 1955. … Eden claimed that a compromise could be reached between the status quo, preferred by Israel, and the implementation of the Partition Plan and other resolutions, as demanded by the Arabs.
A speech given by Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba in Jericho, in the Jordanian-controlled West Bank. … He decried the policy of "all or nothing", that brought Arabs defeat in Palestine, and endorsed a "policy of stages" and the possibility of temporary compromise.
The inaugural address given by newly-elected PNA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on 15 January 2005. … Abbas also requested support from the international community in the effort to dismantle the West Bank Separation Barrier in line with the 2004 ICJ decision, and referred to various dimensions of Palestinian state-building efforts, while offering support to Palestinian prisoners, refugees and the families of martyrs.
Two statements published by the Middle East Quartet on 17 September 2002 in New York, NY, following a meeting between UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, US Secretary of State Colin Powell, EU High Representative Javier Solana, EU Commissioner for External Affairs Chris Patten and Irish Foreign Minister Brian Cowen. … The leaders' joint statement reiterated most of Annan's points, while also citing the Madrid terms of reference, UNSC Resolution 1397 and the Saudi Peace Initiative as endorsed by the Arab League as further basis for a final settlement.