Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, strove for peace with the Palestinians with the Oslo accords he helped negotiate more than two decades ago, but his dream is rapidly fading. 

The peace process that he helped create is now comatose, with little hope on either side that the deadlock can be broken anytime soon.

It is a sharp contrast with the burst of optimism in the early 1990s.

“We are leaving behind us the era of belligerency and are striding together toward peace,” Peres declared in his acceptance speech for the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for his role in negotiating Oslo.

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