Foreign Minister Levy Meets US Envoy Dennis Ross

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
27 October 1999

Foreign Minister David Levy met this morning (Wednesday), 27.10.99, with US State Department envoy Dennis Ross. Oded Eran, who has recently been appointed to head the Israeli negotiating team to the permanent status talks with the Palestinians, also attended the meeting.

Foreign Minister Levy said that he views both the riots in Bethlehem and Yasser Abd Rabo’s verbal attacks against Prime Minister Ehud Barak and his government, with utmost seriousness.

Foreign Minister Levy that a situation in which the Palestinian Authority refuses to lift a finger is intolerable. He added that, "The situation must change before it deteriorates, which could affect Israel’s overall relationship with the Palestinian Authority."