Madrid Conference, 30 October 1991
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October 30, 2021
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Palestinian Timeline

Highlight | On October 30, 1991, a peace conference opened in Madrid, with the participation of an Israeli delegation and a joint Jordanian-Palestinian delegation, with the Palestinian delegates representing the Gaza Strip and the West Bank but not East Jerusalem. After several rounds of negotiations in Washington failed to reach agreement, because the Palestinian team led by Haydar Abd al-Shafi insisted on a suspension of Israeli settlement activity and because the Israeli Labour Party returned to power, the chairman of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) actively promoted a secret negotiating channel with Israeli government representatives in Oslo, in September 1993, this led to an agreement in principle on arrangements for interim self-government, later known as the Oslo Agreement.

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