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This Happened — September 13:  The Oslo Accord Is Signed

The Oslo Accords consist of two main agreements: the Oslo I Accord, also known as the Declaration of Principles, was signed on this day in 1993, in Washington, D.C. The Oslo II Accord was signed on September 28, 1995, in Taba, Egypt. These agreements marked significant milestones in the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, though they didn't ultimately live up to their promise.

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What were the Oslo Accords?

The Oslo Accords are a series of agreements signed between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in the 1990s. The accords aimed to establish a framework for peace negotiations and a gradual process for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including issues such as borders, security, and the status of Jerusalem.

Who were the key figures of the Oslo Accords?

The key figures involved in the signing of the Oslo Accords included Yasser Arafat, the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and Yitzhak Rabin, the Prime Minister of Israel. U.S. President Bill Clinton and other international leaders played a role in facilitating and mediating the negotiations.

What were the main provisions of the Oslo Accords?

The Oslo Accords established a framework for Palestinian self-governance in parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. They included provisions for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from certain areas, the creation of the Palestinian Authority (PA) to govern Palestinian territories, and the establishment of a transitional period leading to final-status negotiations.

Did the Oslo Accords lead to lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians?

While the Oslo Accords were a significant step towards peace, they did not lead to a lasting resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The process faced challenges, including ongoing violence, disagreements over key issues, and changes in leadership. The final-status negotiations envisioned by the accords have not been fully realized, and the conflict remains unresolved.

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

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Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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