The great hope inspired by the Oslo Accords was replaced by disillusion, and the two sides stopped believing that they had a trustworthy partner with whom they could negotiate. Since the beginning of the second Intifada in 2000, no negotiation towards a definitive peace agreement has been completed. However, whatever one thinks of the Oslo Accords, they have left one precious legacy: the creation of the Palestinian Authority, which remains committed to a two-state solution. The Israeli government must negotiate with the PA to find a solution, as long as it remains possible.

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