Glossary: The Palestine Papers

We've compiled a list of the most frequently-used terms from The Palestine Papers.

    The Palestine Papers were intended as internal notes, and so they make heavy use of jargon, acronyms and abbreviations. We've compiled a list of the most frequently-used terms.

    Acronym Definition
    AMA Agreement on Movement and Access
    API Arab Peace Initiative
    BATNA Best alternative to a negotiated agreement
    CBM Confidence-building measure
    CEC Central Elections Committee
    GOI Government of Israel
    KSCP Kerem Shalom crossing point
    LO Liaison office
    MB Muslim Brotherhood
    MF Multi-national force
    MFA Israeli ministry of foreign affairs
    NAD Negotiations affairs department
    NSU Negotiation support unit
    NUG National unity government
    PA Palestinian Authority
    PG Presidential Guard
    PLC Palestinian Leadership Council
    PS Permanent status
    PSN Permanent status negotiations
    RCP Rafah crossing point
    RM Road Map
    SPB State with provisional borders
    SSR Security sector reform
    SWG Security working group
    TOR Terms of reference
    WG Working group


    Different documents use different abbreviations for key negotiators: Tzipi Livni, for example, is referred to as both TL and TZ. This list covers the most commonly-used abbreviations.

    AA Abu Ala' (Ahmed Qureia)
    AB Azem Bishara
    AG Amos Gilad
    AM Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas)
    ARY Gen. Abdel Razzaq Yahia
    BM Ban Ki-moon
    BO Barack Obama
    CR Condoleezza Rice
    DW David Welch
    ES Ephraim Sneh
    GS Gilad Shed
    JS Javier Solana
    KD Gen. Keith Gayton
    KE Khaled el-Gindy
    MD Mohammad Dahlan
    MO Marc Otte
    PP Lt. Gen. Pietro Pistolese
    PR Col. Paul Rupp
    PS Pablo Serrano
    RD Rami Dajani
    RN Gen. Raji Najami
    SA Samih al-Abed
    SE Saeb Erekat
    SF Salam Fayyad
    ST Shalom Tourgeman
    TB Tal Becker
    TL Tzipi Livni
    UD Udi Dekel
    YAR Yasser Abed Rabbo
    YG Yossi Gal

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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