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Joel Singer talks about his experience in negotiating Israeli-Arab agreements
Joel Singer  talks about his experience in negotiating Israeli-Arab agreements.


One of the first Israelis to travel to Egypt after the historic visit to Israel of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (November 19, 1977), Singer is seen in this photo, taken on January 19, 1978, at the end of the first meeting of the Israeli and Egyptian Ministers of Defense in the Tahra Palace in Cairo. From left to right: Egyptian Minister of Defense Mohamed Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy, Israeli Minister of Defense Ezer Weizmann and Joel Singer.


Singer shakes hands with Egyptian Minister of Defense Kamal Hassan Ali during the signing ceremenony of the Israel-Egypt Treaty of Peace in Washington, DC (March 26, 1979).

From left to right: PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat and Joel Singer (sitting). For inexplicable reasons, Arafat gave Singer the nickname “Shwinger.”

Shaking hands in Oslo, Norway after initialing the Oslo Agreement on August 20, 1993. From left to right: Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry Uri Savir, Joel Singer and chief PLO negotiator Ahmed Qurei (Abu Ala).

The secret initialing in Oslo of the draft Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements (August 20, 1993), later to be formally signed on September 13, 1993 in Washington. Sitting, from right to left, Joel Singer, Norwegian Foreign Minister Johan Jorgen Holst, OLO negotiator Hasan Asfour. Standing, from right to left, Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General Uri Savir, Norwegian mediator Terje Rod-Larsen, his wife Mona Juul, Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Jan Egeland, and PLO negotiator Ahmed Qurei (Abu Ala).

On a plane, flying from Israel to Gaza to meet with Yasser Ararat (1994). From right to left, Major General Ilan Biran (Head of the IDF’s Central Command), Joel Singer, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Major General Uzi Dayan (Head of the IDF’s Planning Branch), and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.

Singer and chief PLO negotiator Nabil Shaath negotiating the 1994 Gaza – Jericho Agreement in a Cairo hotel.


The signing ceremony of the Gaza-Jericho Agreement in Cairo, Egypt (May 4, 1994). From right to left: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Joel singer, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), US Secretary of State Warren Christopher, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

An Israeli delegation and a Palestinian delegation negotiating the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip (1995). Joel Singer (heading the Israeli delegation) and Saeb Erekat (heading the Palestinian delegation) shaking hands.

The signing of the Israel-PLO Interim Agreement (Oslo II) inside the White House on September 28, 1995. From left to right: Joel Singer, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, U.S. Presidemnt Bill Clinton, Jordanian King Hussein and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.

Panel discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations on Lessons From History: Twenty–Five Years After the Oslo Accords. (October 4, 2018). From right to left: Richard N. Hass President, Council on Foreign Relations; Joel Singer, Martin S. Indyk, Former U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations; Gaith Al-Omari, Former Advisor to the Palestinian Negotiatiors for the Permanent Status Talks.


Joel Singer with the cast of the Oslo Play at the  Lincoln Center Theater in New York. From right to left: Jennifer Ehle (who played the Norwegian mediator Mona Juul, wife of Terje Rod Larsen), Bartlett Sher (the director), Joel Singer, Joseph Siravo (who played Joel Singer), the real Terje Rod Larsen (the Norwegian mediator), and J.T. Rogers (the author).


Interview with Joel Singer by 124NEWS (September 12, 2018): Looking Back at the 25 Years Since the Oslo Accords Were Signed.