Uri Savir

The Process 1,100 Days that changed the Middle East Translated from the English by Michèle Garène, Aurélie Guillain and Sylvie Kleiman-Lafon. Publication date : September 1, 1998

Early in 1993, a worried Uri Savir arrived in Oslo at the head of an Israeli delegation for the first of a series of official meetings between a PLO delegation and Israel. A major task lay ahead and everything remained to be done.Three years later, the Middle East had been transformed. In The 1100 Days, Savir offers the reader a front-row view of the complex negotiations and the clash of interests between the opposing delegations. The author, who played a major role in the negotiations - along with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres - recounts the saga of one of the most significant political events of the late twentieth century. Numerous questions are still to be answered: How can the process of negotiation begun in Oslo be completed? What hopes are there for a peaceful solution?

Uri Savir was secretary general of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1996. He now heads the Peres Institute for Peace.