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Israeli deputy minister urges to admit Oslo Accords is a 'mistake'
Israeli deputy minister urges to admit Oslo Accords is a 'mistake'
Danny Danon
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Haaretz - Deputy minister of defense Danny Danon (Likud) called on Saturday for the annulling of the Oslo Peace Accords, urging the government to admit it had made a mistake.

The Israeli official said in an op-ed in the New York Times the agreements signed with the Palestinians 20 years ago have only led to bloodshed, calls for 'three-state solution.'

Danon said that despite the fact that 20 years have gone by since Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat signed the first agreements, (Israel) and the Palestinians have yet to reach a lasting peace treaty.

“The government of (Israel) must admit that we made a mistake and declare that the Oslo process has failed," Danon wrote.

"Only by officially annulling the Oslo Accords will we have the opportunity to rethink the existing paradigm and hopefully lay the foundations for a more realistic modus vivendi between the Jews and Arabs of this region."

Danon went further to say that the Oslo process did not fail to bring about peace "it brought increased bloodshed.”

In his op-ed, Danon called for the establishing of what he terms a “three-state solution,” which would replace the framework of the Oslo Accords. Under his temporary solution, the Palestinians of the West Bank would live in a state of autonomy in which they could "develop their society," while the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip would "create a society that granted them full civil authority over their lives in a manner that was acceptable to all sides."

Danon hopes that in this way in the future a lasting regional agreement involving Jordan and Egypt could be achieved.