m996.11.55 | Arab-Israel Peace Talks

Drawing, cartoon
Arab-Israel Peace Talks
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher)
November 6, 1991, 20th century
Ink on paper
28 x 29.5 cm
Gift of Mr. Terry Mosher
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History

The fact that Arab and Israeli representatives are sitting down at the same negotiating table represents a glimmer of hope for the Middle East. Behind their poker faces, however, the negotiators still harbour a mutual distrust, suggesting that the task ahead will be a difficult one.

  • What

    Recognition of the Palestinian state has received the support of the Arab world, but has been an ongoing subject of disagreement with Israel. The 1990s were marked by openings and negotiations that raised hopes of a thawing of relations.

  • Where

    Palestine and Israel are in the Middle East, on the Mediterranean.

  • When

    Negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) took place in the 1990s and resulted, in 1993, in an accord under which the two parties agreed to recognize each other.

  • Who

    An Israeli military officer is depicted in the thought balloon on the left, while PLO leader Yasser Arafat can be seen in the one on the right.