What were the Oslo Accords?
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What were the Oslo Accords?

The Oslo Accords were a series of agreements concluded between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) between 1993 and 1998, only the first of which was actually negotiated in Oslo.

Did the PLO reject a “generous offer” for peace at Camp David in 2000?
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Did the PLO reject a “generous offer” for peace at Camp David in 2000?

What did, in fact, happen at Camp David in 2000?
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What did, in fact, happen at Camp David in 2000?

In July 2000, at the invitation of President Bill Clinton, Israeli and Palestinian leaders met at Camp David to negotiate final status issues for a hoped-for final peace agreement between the parties. The summit took place nearly seven years after the signing of the first of the Oslo Accords, which were supposed to lead to a final deal within five years.

What happened after the negotiations at Camp David in 2000?
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What happened after the negotiations at Camp David in 2000?

How did the latest major round of Palestinian-Israeli violence begin?
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How did the latest major round of Palestinian-Israeli violence begin?

The last major round of fighting has been called the "second Intifada" or "al-Aqsa Intifada," and was sparked by Ariel Sharon's visit to the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem's Old City (including the al-Aqsa Mosque) on Sept. 28, 2000. Sharon, then campaigning to become prime minister, was accompanied by a thousand armed security personnel.

What is an “intifada?”
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What is an “intifada?”

What was the Gaza disengagement, and how has it affected Palestinians?
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What was the Gaza disengagement, and how has it affected Palestinians?

The Gaza disengagement was part of a unilateral plan adopted by the Israeli government without consultation with the Palestinians, although with the approval of the U.S. government. According to the plan, Israel would continue to assert sovereignty over all of Jerusalem and large Israeli settlement blocs in the West Bank, while withdrawing its settlers from Gaza and isolated settlements deep inside the West Bank.

What is Israel’s separation wall or barrier?
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What is Israel’s separation wall or barrier?

In October 2003, Israel began construction on a "separation barrier" in the occupied West Bank, justifying it on security grounds. The barrier consists, in places, of a wall twenty-five feet high, razor wire, trenches, sniper towers, electrified fences, military roads, electronic surveillance, and buffer zones that sometimes reach 100 meters in width.

How much and what kind of aid does the US provide to Israel?
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How much and what kind of aid does the US provide to Israel?

Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. aid since World War II. Since 1985, it has received an average of $3 billion in grants annually, about two-thirds of it for military aid. In recent years, a plan to reduce Israel's economic dependence on foreign aid has led to gradual reductions in the proportion of economic to military aid.