Q. Oslo Accords was recently seen in the news. Which of the following correctly explains the accord?

[A] These are the agreements signed between the US and the Taliban regarding the withdrawal of US military

[B] These are the series of agreements signed between developing countries to reduce nuclear weapon arsenal

[C] These are the agreements between ISIS and the Taliban to spread Islamic rule in the entire West Asia region

[D] These are series of agreements between Israel and the Palestinians signed in the 1990s

Answer: D
  • August 20, 2021 marks 28 years since the Oslo I Accord was finalized and signed after multiple rounds of intense secret negotiations, in a bid to advance a lasting peace process for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Oslo Accords 

Oslo Accords are a series of agreements between Israel and the Palestinians signed in the 1990s. 

  • Oslo I (1993) is formally known as the Declaration of Principles (DOP). 
  • The accord was the result of secret negotiations facilitated by then-US president Bill Clinton, and later followed up in 1995 by the Oslo II Accord. 
  • Oslo Accords were heralded by many as the closest to ever truly solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Source: The Hindu