A historic handshake.
A famous gesture kick-started hopes of peace in the Middle East. But today, the idea of a two-state solution seems further away than ever before.
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When Yasser Arafat and Yitshak Rabin shook hands on the White House lawn in September 1993 it looked as if Israel and Palestine might achieve a lasting peace. Three decades on this remains a dream.
Palestinians leave their Jerusalem neighborhood during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
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For the first time, the United Nations will mark the commemoration of the displacement of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes in 1948.
Benjamin Netanyahu, is the latest in a line of Israeli prime ministers who have not engaged with the idea of Palestinian self-determination.
In this September 1993 photo, U.S. President Bill Clinton presides over White House ceremonies marking the signing of the peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, right, in Washington.
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Donald Trump’s strong defence of Israel might be more boisterous than his predecessors, but it’s consistent with the anti-Palestinian policies by previous U.S. administrations.
US President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat sign the historic Oslo accord at the White House in September 1993.
In 1993 the Oslo Accords were struck in optimism, but a quarter of a century later little has changed - and there’s no real prospect it ever will.
Aerial bombing explosion in Gaza Strip during the Cast Lead operation. January, 2009.
The BBC’s former correspondent in Gaza reviews Donald Macintyre’s Gaza: Preparing for Dawn.
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
A scholar analyzes the history of the Nobel Peace Prize to ask: What difference has it made?
By bringing together Arab political parties in the Joint List, Ayman Odeh has emerged as leader of the third-largest party in Israel.
The emergence of the Joint List as the third-largest party is evidence of both Israeli democracy and a growing awareness among the nation’s Arab citizens of their power to influence its direction.
People celebrate Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in her home town Mingora in Pakistan’s Swat valley. But history suggests the prize, shared with Kailash Satyarthi of India, is unlikely to reconcile their nations.
The awarding of a shared Nobel Peace Prize award to a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, and a 60-year-old Indian man, Kailash Satyarthi, is historic and aimed at conveying multiple messages…
But did it change history?
Assassination has never changed the history of the world. The speaker was Benjamin Disraeli; the occasion, his address to parliament following the murder of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865…
Palestinian government officials at a wreath-laying ceremony at Yasser Arafat mausoleum’s after his body was exhumed for forensic samples and reburied.
The remains of Yasser Arafat have been exhumed for “special testing” to determine whether he died from poisoning by a radioactive element or natural causes. Will the process be akin to what we see on television…