Policy Brief 4: Peace Historiography and the Competing Narratives of the 1993 Oslo Channel

The Ottawa Dialogue Policy Brief series is intended to stimulate discussion around key issues in the field of Track Two Diplomacy. They are published three times a year and are written by leaders in the field. The fourth Policy Brief of the series is written by Dr. Lior Lehrs. This Policy Brief looks at the historiographic debate surrounding the Oslo negotiation channel and the 1993 agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), arguing that these debates reflect competing narratives and changes in the “public memory” of peace negotiations and agreements. It provides a useful case study for the examination of peace historiography.

The authors of each Policy Brief are entirely responsible for its content. The author can be contacted at lior.lehrs@mail.huji.ac.il.

Read our fourth Policy Brief here.