25 years after Oslo, lessons for achieving Israeli-Palestinian peace

“Today, we bear witness to an extraordinary act in one of history’s defining dramas,” Bill Clinton declared on this day in 1993.

Mr. Clinton beamed as he stood between Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat for a handshake seen around the world. Under the president’s auspices, the two had signed the Oslo Accord, agreeing to mutual recognition, negotiations and trust-building measures. The plan was to advance toward a full peace agreement that would end the painful Israeli-Palestinian conflict.