How Has Palestinian Application for Un Membership and Statehood Recognition Affected the Advancement of the Peace Process Between Israel and Palestine?

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Abstract The purpose of the research “How has Palestinian application for UN membership and statehood recognition affected the advancement of the peace process between Israel and Palestine?“ was to provide a thorough examination of the Arab-Israeli conflict and estimate the possible courses of its development in case of UN interference into the matter. The method used in the process of investigation consisted in accessing English and Israeli websites, including the official website of the Parliament of Israel, in order to collect the necessary information on the issue. A vast amount of opinions was gathered and applied in the research, that helped to create the holistic picture of the problem under consideration. As a result of…show more content…
The aggravating conflict underwent several basic stages: * 1948 Arab-Israeli War (the first war) * 1956 the Suez Crisis (the second war) * 1967, 1973 (the third and the forth wars) * 1978-1979 Camp David peace process * 1982 Lebanon War (the fifth war) * 1993-2000 Oslo peace process * 2000-2005 The Second Intifada (the sixth war) Despite the long history of confrontation the main points of controversy remained unchanged. They are: * the status of Jerusalem * Palestinian refugees * the Israeli settlements * the borders Each period of the conflict was characterized by either escalation or reduction of tension, but since it’s not the main concern of this research, we will only consider some of the agreements signed by the opposing sides, in order to show what attempts had been made to resolve the conflict before Palestine turned to the UN for assistance. Subheading 1: The attempts to negotiate peace between Israel and Palestine. One of the main attempts to resolve the conflict was the Oslo Agreement that was signed in September 1993 in Washington and was supposed to settle the arguments between the two countries. For Israel, that always considered PLO to be a terrorist organization and refused any diplomatic contacts with it, it was a tough political decision. According to the agreement the PLO had to stop any terroristic action

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