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On December 13th, 1988 Palestinian Leader Yassar Arafat in an address to UN accepted Security Council Resolution 242 and promised the future recognition of Israel and renounced terrorism in all its forms, including State terrorism. He was elected President of The State of Palestine by the governing body of the PLO on 2nd April, 1989. Israel was finally recognized in 1993 at the Oslo Accords.