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The Proposal In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was killed at a peace rally by Jewish fundamentalist Yigal Amir. Shimon Peres was elected prime minister in his place. Peres pledged to carry 31 Wye River Memorandum WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST out the promises of Rabin. This included his involvement in the peace plan with Palestine and other Arab nations. S. wanted to help the Middle East peace process. C. This 1995 agreement was supposed to help Israel and Palestine carry out the 1993 agreement.

Through 2001, the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad carried out suicide bombings in Israeli cities. In return, Israeli forces killed a leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Palestinian forces followed up by killing the Israeli tourism minister. In 2002, Israel took severe measures against Palestinians. In March, Arafat was imprisoned in his own compound. Israeli troops attacked people in a Palestinian refugee camp and 38 T R E AT I E S A N D R E S O L U T I O N S “Free Palestine” poster with Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST destroyed their homes.

43 Timeline WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST G L O S S A RY accord: To make an agreement; to bring peace. Al Fatah: A radical Palestinian organization. Arab League: An association of Arab states set up in 1945 to promote cooperation among its member states. Arafat, Yasser: Leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization. In 1996, was elected the first president of the Palestinian National Authority, the newly formed Palestinian self-rule government. Barak, Ehud: Politician who was elected Israel’s prime minister in 1999.

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