Friday, August 18, 2000

U.S. special envoy Ross meets separately with Israeli PM Barak and with PA negotiators Erakat, Dahlan. Neither Israel, the PA see a possibility for convening another summit mtg. soon. (NYT, WT 8/18)

Lebanon accuses Israel of committing 4 new violations of the blue line, the nonborder marking the UN certified IDF withdrawal fr. s. Lebanon (see Peace Monitor in JPS 117), including moving the separation fence into Lebanon at one point nr. Metulla. (RL 8/18 in WNC 8/21; MEI 9/1)