Thursday, August 3, 2000

PM Barak goes to Alexandria, Egypt, to brief Pres. Mubarak on the Camp David summit. Mubarak says Egypt will help Israel reach a final status agreement but will not pressure on Arafat to make concessions on Jerusalem, saying, "It is not our role to ask any side to accept, without discussion, a stand proposed by the other side." (MENA 8/3 in WNC 8/4; MM, NYT, WP, WT 8/4; MENA 8/5 in WNC 8/7)

The Knesset recesses for the summer, will reconvene on 10/29. (MM, NYT, WP 8/3)