The Israeli–Palestinian peace process, 1967–1993

Authored by: Laura Zittrain Eisenberg

The Routledge Handbook on the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415778626
eBook ISBN: 9780203079553
Adobe ISBN: 9781136160691


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1967 was a watershed in the evolution of the Arab–Israeli peace process. The Six Day War in June ended in defeat for Egypt, Syria, and Jordan and Israel's seizure of considerable territory. A critical outcome of the war was the passing in November 1967 of UN Security Council Resolution 242, which encapsulated the idea of the exchange of land for peace. However, regional actors, having approved the resolution only reluctantly and conditionally, resisted outside attempts to make it operational. Ultimately, mutual distrust and hostility prevented its comprehensive application, thus shattering hopes of a peaceful solution to the conflict.

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