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The Panorama Middle East Archives: Uprising

Panorama has been on the ground covering events in the Middle East for the last six turbulent decades. Below is a brief history of events in the region as told through the Panorama archive.

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Three years after the Oslo accords heralded peace in the Middle East, Panorama looked at why the peace process was in tatters and violence reigned again. This film was broadcast in October 1996.

In 1996, Jane Corbin was back in the Middle East to ask what chance there was for peace in the region after the Holy Land erupted in turmoil once again.

The Oslo Peace Process left the most controversial and sensitive issues to last including Jerusalem, the border and settlements.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) took gradual responsibility for most of the major Palestinian towns in the West Bank and Gaza.

Meanwhile the Israelis continued to construct settlements in the Territories.

At the end of the 1990s talks stalled but efforts continued to encourage a resolution leading to the Camp David summit in the summer of 2000.

An agreement was not reached and further talks that year failed to reach resolution and were finally overtaken by the outbreak of the second intifada, the end of Clinton's presidency and elections in Israel.


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