chapter  3
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Peace, Peace and No Peace

This chapter explores the essentials of Israeli-Jordan Peace Agreement and its gain and drawbacks. The Madrid Process, which opened in the wake of the Second Gulf War in 1991, resulted in a series of bilateral meetings in Washington between Israel and its neighbors during 1992, which were geared to produce bilateral peace treaties. The key nations for the implementation of the permanent peace plan are the USA and Saudi Arabia, which, if convinced of its feasibility, could prevail upon King Saddam Hussein to accept it. The problem lies with the premises underlying Israel's policy which led to that agreement regardless of whether or not it was initiated by the government or backed by the opposition. The Palestinian triangle cannot be squared unless all three parts are taken together in the context of one large territorial unit called Palestine/The Land of Israel, in which Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews have equal part and equal right.