1967 - UN Security Council Resolution 242: 

UN Security Council unanimously adopts Resolution 242, calling on Israel to return to pre-1967 borders, also known as the Green Line.


1973 - UN Security Council Resolution 338: 

Resolution 338, passed by the UN Security Council with no opposition, calls for a ceasefire in the October War. The resolution presses all parties to implement Security Council Resolution 242 immediately following the ceasefire.


1979 - Camp David Accords: 

An agreement between Israel and Egypt that led to a peace treaty between the two countries, the first such treaty between Israel and any of its Arab neighbors. Brokered by U.S. President Jimmy Carter and officially titled the “Framework for Peace in the Middle East,” the agreements became known as the Camp David Accords because the negotiations took place at the U.S. presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland.


1988 - Palestine Accepts Two-State Solution: 

The Palestinian National Congress passes the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, recognizing Israel and accepting the two-state solution.


1991 - Madrid Conference: 

Leaders from Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria meet to lay the foundation for future bilateral and multilateral negotiations. Israel makes the revocation of UN Resolution 3379 a precondition for their participation in the conference. As a result of the talks, Israel and Jordan sign a peace treaty in 1994.


1993 - Oslo Agreement: 

Secret negotiations between Israel and Palestine lead to the signing of the Oslo Accords. Israel recognizes the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people. 


1998 - Wye River Agreements: 

President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu met in Wye River, Maryland in order to discuss the resumption of the 1995 Oslo II Accord. The implementation of the agreement was never finished. 


2000 - Camp David Summit:

The Camp David Summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat aimed at reaching a “final status” agreement. The summit concluded without one.


2002 - Beirut Summit:

The Arab League puts forward a proposal, the Arab Peace Initiative, for ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The plan promises the normalization of relations with Israel in return for withdrawal from all occupied territories, acceptance of the Palestinian right of Return, and the foundation of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Israel rejects the proposal because it does not call on Palestinians to stop terrorism. The initiative is re-endorsed at the 2007 and 2017 Arab League summits.


2002 - The "Road Map" for Peace: 

The Quartet on the Middle East (the United States, Russia, the EU, and the UN), call for a three phase peace plan involving mutual recognition, an end to violence, a freeze to settlement expansion, and a restructuring of the PA security apparatus, among other provisions. The plan, which places security ahead of a political agreement, ends in deadlock.


2003 - The Geneva Accord: 

The fifty page document was officially launched on December 1, 2003 at a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland. The initiative addresses and presents a comprehensive solution to all issues vital to ensuring the end of the the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and realization of the national visions of both parties. 


2005 - Sharm El Sheikh Summit: 

On February 8, leaders from Palestine, Israel, Egypt, and Jordan gathered together to discuss the end of the four year Al-Aqsa Intifada. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and President Mahmoud Abbas agreed at the end to cease violence on both sides. 


2007 - Annapolis Conference: 

In November, at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, a peace conference was held in order to revive the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. It ended with a joint statement, and negotiations were continued after the event.

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