Sunday, August 13, 2000

In an off-the-record briefing, a U.S. official says that Pres. Clinton is prepared to reconvene the Camp David summit talks, but only if he is assured that Israel, the PA are ready to settle all outstanding issues, including Jerusalem. The official also says "the Egyptians have made it clear to us that they are prepared to be helpful" in persuading Arafat to compromise. (NYT 8/14)

The IDF, YESHA settlers council reach an agmt. to evacuate a number of illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank that have been set up since the Camp David talks ended in order to create facts on the ground in advance of any final status agmt. btwn. Israel, the PA. (YA [Internet] 8/14)