by Yitzhak Frankenthal 23.06.2013
The failure or success of the Oslo Accords cannot be measured, since they never got to the stage of implementation in the first place. What can be said with certainty is that the Oslo Accords have launched a peace process that cannot be stopped. Even if this is their only contribution, it is plenty. Thanks to the Oslo Accords the Palestinians finally acknowledged Israel’s existence, accepted the borders of June 4, 1967, put the principle of two separate states for the two peoples on the agenda, and paved the road to recognizing the Jewish part of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. We must not lose sight of these feats, which prove that the Oslo Accord is a product of the Ben-Gurion school of Zionism that advocates two separate states for Israelis and Palestinians. The Oslo Accord is designed to bar the possibility that at some point there would be more Palestinians living in Israel than Jews.