The Complete Palestinian Account of the Negotiations: From Oslo to the Road Map. 1. The Oslo Negotiations, 1993


Ahmad Quray' (Abu 'Ala'), Palestinian Prime Minister, presents in this book his account of the Oslo negotiations that led to the signing of the first agreement between the PLO and Israel in 1993. In his capacity as head of the Palestinian delegation to these negotiations, then to the multilateral negotiations, he presents the true Palestinian account of what took place through this negotiating channel, in full details. The book is based upon internal documents, such as reports, memoranda, written clarifications submitted by the negotiating team to the political Palestinian leadership, minutes of negotiating sessions which summarize long hours of successive negotiations, and the personal testimony of Ahmad Quray' concerning the facts, positions, and arguments that took place within them. The book also contains documentary appendices including the minutes of nine different talks' sessions.

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Ahmad QURAY' (Abu 'Ala'), born in Abu Dis, near Jerusalem in 1973. He joined Fateh in 1968, and was elected a member of Fateh Central Committee in August 1989. He is a member of the PLO Central Council and a member of the PNC. A chief negotiator for the PLO during the secret talks with Israel in Oslo, Norway in1993. Served as managing director of PECDAR since its creation in 1993; was appointed PA Minister of Economy and Trade and later Industry (1994-96). He led the negotiation team towards the 1995 Oslo II Agreement and was the Palestinian representative on the Steering Committee that monitored its implementation. In 1996, he was elected PLC member for Jerusalem and also elected as speaker of the PLC and served in that post until 2003. In 2003, he was appointed PM in the PA Emergency Government. He was confirmed as PM of Palestine in Feb 2005 until 2006.


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