Date(s) - 22 Oct 2013
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Brighton & Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Monthly discussion group
Tuesday 22 October 2013, 8pm
Upstairs Duke of Wellington pub, 70 Upper Gloucester Rd
The Oslo accords two decades on
In 1993, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the Israeli government agreed a set of ‘accords’ in Oslo that were hailed as a framework for the creation of an autonomous Palestinian state and a peaceful settlement to the conflict. Following the signing of the Oslo Accords, the PLO returned to Palestine from exile, and the Palestinian Authority was brought into being.
20 years on, the legacy of Oslo is, by general agreement, one of devastation and disintegration for many aspects of Palestinian life, politics, resistance and organisation. But how can we best understand this legacy – in terms of the liberation struggle in Palestine, the role of Palestinians around the world, and for activists working in the international solidarity movement?
This discussion will draw on themes from a recent major conference on this topic, and will aim to increase our understanding as well as sharpen our focus for campaigning in the UK. As the PLO and the Israeli government once again engage in the so-called peace process two decades on from Oslo, what can the solidarity movement do to support the liberation struggle whilst helping to prevent another catastrophic outcome?