I Believed in the Oslo Accords for Years. But It Was Merely a Deception

The Oslo Accords have given Israel another 25 years at least of uncontrolled settlement activity and brutal occupation

Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy
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Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy

While hands were being shaken with great pomp on the White House lawn, bullets were whistling around me. When Yitzhak Rabin shook Yasser Arafat’s hand, I was wearing a steel helmet and a flak jacket. 

There’s nothing metaphorical about this description; in the middle of September 1993, I was in besieged, bleeding Sarajevo. When it seemed as if they were making peace in Washington, I was at the height of a war. I reached the peace belatedly.

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