Jerusalem, 16 October 2001

PM’s Bureau: Tenet and Mitchell outline must be followed
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

In response to various foreign press agency reports regarding a diplomatic plan, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Bureau wishes to make it clear that no diplomatic plan will be presented before we reach the negotiating table. In order to reach the negotiating table, progress must be made according to the agreed-upon format, i.e. seven days of complete quiet, a six-week cooling off period and three months of confidence-building measures in accordance with the Tenet and Mitchell outline.