Saturday, August 14, 1999

In Jerusalem, Erakat, Sher resume talks on new Wye timetable. They agree that the clock would start ticking on 9/1, Israel would begin 2d stage of Wye FRD on 10/1, disagree on when 3d stage of the FRD would be carried out. PA wants it completed by mid-11/99, in keeping with the original Wye schedule, but Israel wants to stretch it into 2000. (WT 8/14; RMC 8/14, 8/15 in WNC 8/16; WP 8/15; NYT 8/16; MEI 8/20)