Jerusalem, 7 January 2001

PM Barak Convenes Meeting of the Peace Cabinet
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ehud Barak this evening (Sunday), 7.1.2001, convened a meeting of the "peace Cabinet" with the participation of Ministers Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Shlomo Ben-Ami and Yossi Beilin, MK Yossi Sarid, Prime Minister’s Bureau Director Gilead Sher and the head of the Prime Minister’s diplomatic-security staff, Danny Yatom.

Gilead Sher briefed the Cabinet on his meetings in Washington with President Clinton and his working meetings with the American peace team.

The peace Cabinet began to assess the situation and will continue its discussions in the coming days. A further meeting will be held tonight or tomorrow after the Cabinet receives a detailed briefing on the results of the meeting in Cairo on the security issue and the implementation of the Palestinians’ commitment to reduce violence and foil terrorism.

The peace Cabinet views the Palestinians’ honoring their commitments in the security sphere as a key and condition to the continuation of the process.  
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