Shattered Dreams of Peace

Tuesday night, FRONTLINE recounts how the Israeli-Palestinian peace process begun at Oslo some 30 years ago was derailed by politics and violence in a special presentation of this epic 2002 documentary.


 TUESDAY, NOV. 7 at 9:00PM
As violence between Israelis and Palestinians continues, again threatening the stability of the entire Middle East, it is hard to recall the great hopes raised by the Oslo accord in September 1993.  Oslo was heralded as an historic turning point in Arab-Israeli relations. U.S. President Bill Clinton called Oslo "the dawn of a new era" and "a shining moment of hope for the people of the Middle East - indeed, of the entire world."

What went wrong?

In "Shattered Dreams of Peace: The Road From Oslo," which premiered in 2002, FRONTLINE examined the faltering, frustrating quest for peace in the Middle East and chronicled how the peace process begun at Oslo was endlessly threatened, and ultimately undone, by the dynamics of politics and violence on both sides.

With never-before-seen footage of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and interviews with Shimon Peres, Yasser Arafat, Ehud Barak, Benjamin Netanyahu, Saeb Erekat, and other key figures on both sides of the bargaining table, this two-hour program gives viewers unprecedented access to the decision-making process that has brought Israel and the Palestinians to the brink of all-out war.


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