Since the end of the second intifadah
, the Israeli economy has demonstrated higher economic growth than European countries: between 2000 and 2014, Israel's GDP grew by an average of 3.
But the American failure to mediate an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and the ensuing Palestinian Intifadah
, followed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, demonstrated the limits of U.
came to power in 2001 and during the second intifadah
And it was the first Gulf War and Palestinian Intifadah
that created the conditions for the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference and the subsequent Oslo Accords.
The Palestinians do not have the ability to carry out a serious Intifadah
because of the fact that all of the terror groups [in Judea and Samaria] are unarmed, the [Fatah subgroup] Tanzim does not exist and the other organizations do not have the weapons for terror attacks.
As far as Yasser Arafat was concerned, by 2002 Israel had refused to talk to the Palestinian leader, blaming him for the wave of terrorist attacks during the Al-Aksa Intifadah
Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers that collects testimonies of soldiers who served in the Occupied Territories during the Second Intifadah
In contrast, for most of the years in question, the per capita defense outlay exceeded the outlay in 2000 (with the exception of 2003 and 2004, when the Intifadah
ran its course).
The Palestinian group Fatah looks set to elect 12 new members to its central committee, including Marwan Barghouthi, a popular intifadah
leader who is serving a life sentence in Israel for organising the murder of Jews Other new faces include Muhammad Dahlan, 47, Fatah's former strongman in the Gaza Strip, and Jibril Rajoub, 56, a former top security official in the West Bank.
It was what sank the negotiations at Camp David in July 2000, and it was what ignited the second intifadah
In 1997 Francis Boyle addressed the residents of Gaza in commemoration of the ten-year anniversary of the first Intifadah
against Israeli occupation, calling upon the Palestinian Authority to bring a charge of genocide against the State of Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for its violation of the 1948 Genocide Convention.
In 2002, there was no war in Iraq, the second Intifadah
(2) was raging, and Iran's ambitions to become the region's hegemon armed with nuclear weapons were far more muted.
In the context of Palestine, their importance as a site of memory and a form of cultural expression is reflected in the fact that during the Intifadah
, they were banned, along with songs and certain types of music.
And the Palestinians who chose Hamas in turn chose a government that would refuse to negotiate with Israel or recognize their Jewish neighbor; they chose a government that would carry on perpetual intifadah
Bin Laden then discussed the 2000 Intifadah