What was the 1993 “Declaration of Principles”?
“Declaration of Principles On Interim Self-Government Arrangements” is the official name of the Oslo accords, the foundation on which peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians were based from 1993 to 2000. It is sometimes abbreviated as just “DOP” or called the “Declaration of Principles”.
They were signed at a Washington ceremony hosted by US President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1993, during which Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands, ending decades as sworn enemies.
The detailed content of the “Declaration of Principles” is explained on the Oslo Accords Topic Page.