Clinton, Arafat Attempt 11th-Hour Peace Accord

By Barber, Ben | The Washington Times (Washington, DC), January 3, 2001 | Go to article overview

Clinton, Arafat Attempt 11th-Hour Peace Accord


Barber, Ben, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)


President Clinton and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat held two rounds of talks at the White House yesterday in a last-ditch effort to stop the growing Middle East violence and set guidelines for a peace summit with Israel before Mr. Clinton leaves office.

After two hours of talks yesterday afternoon in the Oval Office, Mr. Arafat left the White House at 5 p.m., said White House spokesman P.J. Crowley. He returned at 9:30 p.m. for more talks at the president's residence.

The second meeting from the U.S. side included Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, National Security Adviser Samuel R. Berger and CIA director George J. Tenet.

There was no sign of any imminent breakthrough over the crucial issues of Palestinian refugee return and Palestinian sovereignty over the Jerusalem holy site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Arabs as al-Haram al-Sharif.

Mr. Crowley described the first round of talks as "serious." He said Mr. Clinton "strongly condemned acts of terrorism in recent days" inside Israel. The two leaders also discussed "steps to end terrorism."

"I can say nothing," Arafat aide Saeb Erekat said upon leaving the White House after the first round of talks.

Mr. Arafat left the talks to rest from his all-night flight from the Middle East while Mr. Clinton needed to prepare for a dinner in honor of his wife, said Mr. Crowley.

In Israel, Prime Minister Ehud Barak expressed skepticism over the possibility of a peace pact.

"The risk of war is greater than it has been during the last three years," Mr. Barak told public television.

In a statement issued by his office, Mr. Barak said "it will be impossible to sign an agreement within the next few weeks," adding that Israel's army will "continue concentrating on vigorous counterterrorist activity in the coming weeks."

"Prime Minister Barak believes that Chairman Arafat intends to work for the internationalization of the conflict beyond the Clinton administration's term in office by continuing to encourage terrorism."

Continuing violence left eight Palestinians and four Israelis wounded yesterday in a series of violent confrontations in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.

Early yesterday, a Palestinian farm worker was killed by Israeli soldiers, and two Israeli soldiers were wounded by bomb explosions in the Gaza Strip. A day earlier, a car bomb wounded 20 persons north of Tel Aviv.

An Arafat adviser said in an editorial that Mr. Clinton would fail to win a legacy by forcing Arab agreement to his proposals. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Clinton, Arafat Attempt 11th-Hour Peace Accord
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.