Israel-Palestinian Negotiations
December 2000/January 2001

Talks were held with Israeli and Palestinian teams in Washington hosted by President Clinton from December 19-23, 2000. The Israeli delegation was headed by Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami and Prime Minister bureau chief Gilad Sher. President Clinton presented a bridging proposal to the parties.

Following a meeting in Cairo between Foreign Minister Ben-Ami and Chairman Arafat, marathon talks between Israeli and Palestinian delegations were held in Taba from January 21-27, 2001, ending in a joint statement.

Israel Government texts:

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Barak to Bush: Sharon is not bound by negotiating ideas – Feb 8, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Joint Israel-Palestinian Call to Protect Water Supply – Jan 31, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 PM Barak: Diplomatic contacts with Palestinians halted until after election – Jan 28, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Israeli-Palestinian Joint Statement – Jan 27, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 The Israeli position at the Taba talks – Cabinet decision, Jan 21, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Remarks by PM Barak in a Conference Call with the Council on Foreign Relations – Jan 8, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 PM Barak Convenes Meeting of the Peace Cabinet – Jan 7, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 PM Barak: Reducing violence and incitement are first goal – Jan 7, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 PM Barak to Chief Rabbis: I will not sign any document that transfers sovereignty over Temple Mount to Palestinians – Jan 4, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Cabinet Approves Trilateral Anti-Terrorism Apparatus – Jan 3, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 PM Barak to US President Clinton: Arafat’s intentions in doubt – Jan 2, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 PM Barak: Israel has proven its commitment to peace – Dec 31, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Support for the Peace Process – MFA Spokesperson, Dec 26, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 PM Barak: Washington talks designed to lead to reduction in violence and implementation of Sharm understandings, and consider possibility of resumption of negotiation – Dec 24, 2000

US Government texts:

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Transcript Excerpts: State Dept Spokesman on Mideast Issues – Feb 8, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Remarks of President Clinton on Middle East Peace at the Israel Policy Forum – Jan 7, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 White House Spokesman on Clinton-Arafat Talks: Arafat accepted Clinton’s guidelines with reservations – Jan 3, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 State Dept. Spokesman on Mideast Peace Prospects: Both sides accept Clinton’s parameters with reservations – Jan 3, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Excerpts: White House Spokesman on Arafat-Clinton Meeting – Jan 2, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Excerpts: Clinton on Mideast Peace Prospects – Dec 29, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Excerpts: State Dept Spokesman on Middle East Developments – Dec 26, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Clinton meets at White House with Mideast peace negotiators – Dec 20, 2000

Press reports on American proposals:

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 The peace that nearly was at Taba – Ha’aretz in-depth report

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Clinton proposal for Israeli-Palestinian peace plan – Ha’aretz, Jan 8, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Remarks of President Clinton at the Israel Policy Forum Gala Dinner – Jan 7, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 American bridging proposal – "Ha’aretz", Dec 25, 2000

Background material on the negotiating issues:

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Guide to the Middle East Peace Process: Israel-Palestinians
   – Past agreements (since September 1993)

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Jerusalem – Capital of Israel

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Do Palestinian Refugees Have a Right to Return to Israel? – by Prof. Ruth Lapidoth

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 The Territorial Dimension
   – Map of Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas
   – Map of the West Bank
   – Map of Jerusalem and surrounding area

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Permanent Agreement Negotiations – Ha’aretz Special Section

The Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David
(July 2000)

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 The Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David – Special Update

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Trilateral Statement on the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David – July 25, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, July 2000 – US State Department briefings, background, photo gallery

Selected background articles from the press:

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Beilin: Palestinian right of return does not exist – Ha’aretz, Jan 31, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Arab states give Arafat latitude to cut a deal – if that’s what he wants – Ha’aretz, Jan 5, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 A Mount too far? – J.Post, Jan 4, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Opening the debate on the refugee issue – Ha’aretz, Jan 4, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Analysis / In search of a magic formula on refugees – Ha’aretz, Jan 3, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Op-ed / More on the Palestinian right of return – Ha’aretz, Jan 3, 2001

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 East Jerusalemites fear PA rule – Ha’aretz, Dec 28, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Analysis / Settlements on Israel’s wish list – Ha’aretz, Dec 28, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Analysis / Cautious optimism from Cairo – Ha’aretz, Dec 28, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Arafat’s fatal choice: No to the refugees and yes to a deal, or no to a deal and yes to the refugees – Ha’aretz, Dec 26, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Arafat wants a deal, but is not sure if he can sell it to his people – Ha’aretz, Dec 26, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Returning to the refugee issue – Ha’aretz, Dec 25, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Resolution 194 may be the key to Palestinian refugee problem – Ha’aretz, Dec 25, 2000

 Israel-Palestinian Negotiations-Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 Virtual treasure under Temple Mount – Ha’aretz, Dec 25, 2000