Watching the hoopla on the White House South lawn as Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Foreign Ministers of the UAE and Bahrain signed an accord pledging normalization of relations, one could be forgiven for thinking Middle East peace was just around the corner. 

Twenty-seven years ago this week, I remember that same feeling on that same lawn watching Clinton, Rabin and Arafat sign the Israeli-Palestinian Oslo Declaration of Principles, which for the most part now lies broken, battered and bloodied. 

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This article was originally published by Haaretz.