This initial Oslo reading compilation was collected in 2018, to recall Oslo 25 years later; it was updated in September 2023. The compilation is of course not inclusive.  An effort was made to include items that are mostly online and items that provide a diversity of viewpoints. Active links for all the items are the responsibilities of the authors, institutions, organizations, and publishers. This updated compilation unlike the earlier one, includes documents from the Israel State sources, and remarks that were made at the White House signing ceremonies. 

Ken Stein, September 18, 2023

Primary Sources:

Israel-PLO Mutual Recognition Letters, September 9, 1993.

The Olso Accords, The Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government, September 13, 1993, (espanol).

Remarks by Yasir Arafat, Signing of the Oslo Accords, September 13, 1993.

Yitzhak Rabin’s Reasons for Signing the Oslo Accords, November 1, 1995, Yehuda Avner, The Prime Ministers,  September 2010, (espanol).

Remarks by President Bill Clinton, Signing of the Oslo Accords, September 13, 1993.

Israel State Archives,  Israeli Cabinet debate  (five and a half hours discussion, 80 pages here in Hebrew) evaluating the Oslo Accords, August 30, 1993.

Louise Fischer, Israel State Archives, “Secret negotiations with the PLO and the signing of the Declaration of Principles in Washington,” January-September 1993.

Louise Fischer, Israel State Archives, “The Cairo Agreement: Israel’s negotiations with the PLO, October 1993 – May 1994,

Palestinian Center for Policy Center for Policy and Survey Research,  ‘Thirty years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, about two thirds (of Palestinians interviewed) describe conditions today as worse than they were before that agreement; two thirds think it has damaged Palestinian national interests, three quarters think Israel does not implement it; and a majority supports abandoning it despite the fact that about half believes that abandoning it would lead to the collapse of the PA and the return of the Israeli Civil Administration.” PSR, Public Opinion Poll, no 89, September 6-9, 2023.

Remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Signing of the Oslo Accords, September 13, 1993.

Ken Stein, “How Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Viewed the Oslo Accords – A collection in his own words, 1993-1995,  September 13, 2023.

Videos and Podcasts:

Oslo at 30: Looking Back and Ahead,” Neomi Neumann, Ghaith al-Omari, Dennis Ross, David Makovsky, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 12, 2023, (1:17).

“Oslo at 30- Martin Indyk and Neri Zilber, Indyk provides his analyses as viewed from inside the Clinton White House, Israel Policy Forum, Policy Pod,  September 5, 2023, (1:07).

Secondary Sources:

Yossi Alpher. “Israel-Palestine: From Oslo to the Slippery Slope,” Verdidebatt, October 10, 2015.

Nahum Barnea. “Who was the Real Rabin and What Remains of Oslo,” YNet News, October 26, 2015.,7340,L-4716394,00.html

Yossi Beilin. “Looking Back on Oslo, 25 Years Later,” Al Monitor, September 10, 2018.

Jamille Bigio. “25 Years Since the Oslo Accords: Tzipi Livni and Zahira Kamal on Women’s Contributions to Peace,” Council on Foreign Relations, September 13, 2018. 

Arnon Degani, “The Oslo Accords at 30,” Rose Luxemburg Stiftung, September 13, 2023.

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen. “The Israel-Hamas Deal: Escape from Oslo,” BESA Center, August 28, 2018.  

Efraim Inbar. “Twenty Years to Oslo: Perspectives.” BESA Center, September 10, 2013.

Martin Indyk. “The Day Israeli-Palestinian Peace Seemed Within Reach,” The Atlantic, September 13, 2018. 

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.  “The Oslo Accords at 30: Lessons Learned,” 10 analytical articles, one each by Khaled Abu Toameh, Maurice Hirsch, Alan Baker, Pinhas Inbari, Jacquest Neriah, Yoni Ben Menachem, Dan Diker, Yechiel Leiter, Yossi Kuperwasser, and Diker, September 2023. 

Efraim Karsh. “The Oslo Disaster Revisited: How it Happened” BESA Center, September 13, 2018. 

Herb Keinon. “The Promise of the Oslo Peace Accords – and the Reality 25 Years Later,” Jerusalem Post, September 14, 2018. 

Noa Landau, “Rabin’s Man in Oslo Analyzes What Went Wrong – and Right – With the 1993 Accords,” Haaretz, September 6, 2018. 

Makovsky, David, “An Inside Look at Rabin’s Oslo’s Expectations,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 15, 2023. (This article summarizes the Hebrew transcript of the Israeli cabinet’s deliberations of August 30, 1993).

Miller, Aaron. “Why the Oslo Peace Process failed- and what it means for future negotiators,” Times of Israel, September 14, 2023.

Neomi Neumann. “The Palestinian Authority Thirty Years After Oslo,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 5, 2023.

Gaith al-Omari. “The Palestinian Authority, A Flawed but Necessary Legacy of Oslo,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 7, 2023.

Office of the State Department of the Historian. “The Oslo Accords and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process,” (a synopsis), 1993-2000 Milestones, 

Bruce Reidel. “The Oslo Accords at 25: The View from Jordan,” Brookings Institute, September 11, 2018. 

Jennifer Roskies. “Selling Oslo to the Jewish Community,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 16, 2018 

Satloff, Rob. “The Myth of “Failed” Peace,” Oslo at 25 Looking Ahead, The American Interest, September 12, 2018.

Yusif  Shehada. “Does Foreign Air Accelerate Corruption? The Case of the Palestinian National Authority, Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies, Volume 14, No. 1 (2015)

Joel Singer, Dennis Ross, Ghaith al-Omari and David Makovsky. “The Oslo Diaries: Insiders’ Views of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Then and Now,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 13, 2018. 

Joel Singer. “Twenty-five years since Oslo: an insider’s account,” Fathom Journal, August 2018.  

Husam Zomlot. “After Oslo’s failure, the two-state solution is now an international responsibility: an interview with Husam Zomlot,” Fathom, Summer 2016.

Tamara Cofman Wittes. “The Oslo Accords at 25: A personal reflection,” Brookings Institute, September 13, 2018. 

Yaari, Ehud. “Oslo at 30- A personal Perspective,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 5, 2023.