Primary Sources, Documents, Speeches and Archives
PLO Recognizes Israel's Right to Exist, Israel Recognizes PLO
PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat recognized Israel's right to exist and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin recognized the PLO in an exchange of letters in September 1993. Full text of the letters.
Declaration of Principles On Interim Self-Government Arrangements
Full text of the Oslo Accords' declaration of principles between the Palestinians (PLO) and Israelis, September 1993.
Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Agreement
Full text of the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement of April 27, 2011, outlining elections, security issues and governing matters.
Khartoum Declaration, Sepember 1, 1967 (Full Text)
Full text of the 1967 Khartoum Declaration, in which Arab states implici9tly recognized that the Arab-Israeli Conflict would be resolved politically, not militarily.
U.N. Security Council Resolution 1710 (2006)
Full Text of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 Ending Israel-Hezbollah War (2006)
Full Text: The 1978 Camp David Accords
The full text of the 1978 Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel, mediated by President Jimmy Carter.
Full Text: Netanyahu's Proposal for Palestinian-Israeli Peace (June 2009)
The full text of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's June 14, 2008 speech on Palestinian-Israeli peace, a (demilitarized) Palestinian state and the Arab responsibility for the Palestinian refugee problem.
1967: Charles De Gaulle Condemns Israel's Occupation of Arab Territories
In a November 1967 news conference, French President Charles de Gaulle condemned Israel's expansionist wars and occupation of Arab territories and predicted an unsustainable occupation.
Anwar Sadat's Historic Address to the Knesset
The full text of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's historic address to the Israeli Knesset on Nov. 20, 1977, the first time an Arab leadder addressed the Israeli parliament.
What Is the Palestinian Declaration of Independence of 1988?
Written by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, also known as the Algiers Declaration of 1988, defined the Palestinian state, rejected violence and terrorism, and implicitly recognized Israel's right to exist.
Text of the Palestinian Declaration of Independence - Algiers Declaration (1988)
Complete text of the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, also known as the Algiers Declaration, issued by the Palestinian National Council on November 15, 1988 in Algiers
UN Resolution 338 (1973) Calling for Cease-Fire and Negotiations
Text and explanation of UN Security Council Resolution 338, adopted unanimously, 14-0, on Oct. 22, 1973, calling for a cease-fire between Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Syria and immediate negotiations following the principles set out in UN Resolution 242.
UN Security Council Resolution 242 (1967)
On Nov. 22, 1967, The United Nations Security Council approved Resolution 242, calling on Israel to withdraw from territories it occupied in the 1967 Six Day War, and, implicitly, on Palestinians to recognize Israel.
Wye River Memorandum (1998)
Full text of the Wye River Memorandum agreement between Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority's Yasser Arafat, brokered by President Clinton and signed Oct. 23, 1998.
President Bill Clinton's Eulogy at Yitzhak Rabin's Funeral, Nov. 6, 1995
An earnestly shaken President Clinton delivered these words at Mt. Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem at Yitzhak Rabin's funeral on Nov. 6, 1995, following Rabin's assassination two days earlier.
Yitzhak Rabin's Last Words: November 4, 1995
On Nov. 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin attended a mass rally in Israel held under the slogan, "Yes to Peace, No to Violence," and delivered these words, which proved his last, before he was assassinated by Yigal Amir, an Israeli law student and right-wing extremist who opposed Rabin's peace overtures to the Palestinians. Rabin was 73.
United Nations Resolution 446 (1979) on Israeli West Bank Settlements
On March 22, 1979, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 446, creating a commission to study the impact of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories of the West Bank.
Text of UN Resolution 425 (1978) Calling for Israel's Withdrawal from Lebanon
Text of United Nations Resolution 425 (1978) Calling for Israel's Withdrawal from Lebanon and the establishment of UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
Declaring Zionism a Form of Racism: Text of UN Resolution 3379 (1975)
Full text of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379 (XXX) Defining Zionism as a form of racism, passed 72-35 on November 10, 1975
Ronald Reagan on the Assassination of Egypt's Anwar Sadat
President Ronald Reagan addressed the United States on radio and television briefly on Oct. 6, 1981, following the assassination of Egypt's Anwar Sadat. Here is what he said.
UN Resolution 476 (1980) Condemning Israel's Occupation of East Jerusalem
On June 30, 1980, the UN Security Council in Resolution 476 reaffirmed that Israel's occupation of Arab territories, including East Jerusalem, was illegal.
UN Resolution 478 (1980) Condemning Israel's Annexation of East Jerusalem
On Aug. 20, 1980, the United Nations Security Council unanimously declared "null and void" Israel's annexation of Arab East Jerusalem. Here's the text of UN Resolution 478.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 252
The United Nations Security Council on May 21, 1968, passed Resolution 252 condemning Israel's occupation of Arab territories, including East Jerusalem.
Palestinian Prisoners' Document, Spring 2006
The 18-point National Conciliation Document, also known as the Prisoners’ Document, was drafted in 2006 by Palestinian prisoners held in an Israeli jail. It calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 Israeli borders.
Bush's Road Map for Peace: The First Speech
President George W. Bush's Road Map for Peace in the Middle East, the Bush administration steps into the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians: the first speech.
Bush's Road Map for Peace: The Second Speech
President George W. Bush's Road Map for Peace in the Middle East: the Bush administration steps into the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians: the second speech.
Letter to Obama Urgining Support for a UN Condemnation of Israeli Settlements
Text of the letter to President Obama urging him to support a UN resolution condemning illegal Israeli settlements.