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New Left Review I/232, November-December 1998

Norman G. Finkelstein

Securing Occupation: The Real Meaning of the Wye River Memorandum

As a formal document, the Wye River Memorandum breaks no new ground.Its stated purpose is merely to reaffirm and ‘facilitate implementation’ of ‘prior agreements’.Nonetheless, the Memorandum illuminates the process set in motion at Oslo and dispels lingering illusions.In these remarks, I will first sketch the crucial historical background, then analyze the document and, finally, consider the prospects for a just settlement.

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