Sept. 13, 1993: With President Clinton looking on, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organzation Chairman Yasser Arafat — bitter, lifelong enemies — shook hands after agreeing to a peace deal. Under the deal (formally known as the Oslo Accord), Israel would withdraw troops from the Gaza Strip and West Bank by April 1994; elections would be held to form a Palestinian government. Prime Minister Rabin would be assassinated two years later by a far-right Zionist who opposed his peace initiatives.
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"The peace of the brave is within our reach." — Bill Clinton