Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

Handshake seals accord as PLO, Israel sign historic treaty at White House 20 years ago this hour (1993)

Video: 'The Oslo Accords | History Lessons'

(Monday, September 13, 1993, 11:43 a.m. EDT) -- In a triumph of hope over history, Yitzhak Rabin, the Prime Minister of Israel, and Yasir Arafat, the chairman of the P.L.O., shook hands today on the White House lawn, sealing the first agreement between Jews and Palestinians to end their conflict and share the holy land along the River Jordan that they both call home.