Thursday, October 19, 2017

Palestinian Comments on the Wye River Memorandum

Following is a summary of the comments found in the Palestinian media regarding the treaty signed on Friday between Israel and the PLO. Changing the Palestinian Covenant Unlike the English version of the memorandum, according to...

Senior Palestinian Official: PNC Will Not Convene to Amend the Covenant

This is the first in a series of periodic updates on issues relating to Palestinian compliance with the October 23, 1998 Wye River Memorandum. This update focuses on the Palestinian obligation to amend the...

Update on Iraq: The US Suddenly Wakes Up?

An Israeli reader reported that at the Likud Central Committee meeting on the Wye accord, some members criticized the Gov't for relying on the US to enforce Palestinian compliance with the provisions on fighting...

Ex-Weapons Inspector Ritter: Don’t Count on Us Monitoring of Wye

Ritter is a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq. Question: I understand you have some concerns regarding the implementation of the Wye accord? Ritter: Yes, indeed. The accord is to be monitored by the CIA, but...

Brinkmanship on a Lame Duck Plantation

I spent the good part of a week covering the middle east talks at the Wye Plantation, on the Eastern shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, USA, in an area that is best...

U.S. Letters of Assurance to Israel

Embassy of the United States of America Tel Aviv October 30, 1998 Mr. Dani Naveh Cabinet Secretary Office of the Prime Minister Jerusalem Dear Dani, I wanted to confirm our policy on the issues of Reciprocity/Parallelism, Permanent Status Negotiations, and Prisoner Releases....

Al-Ahram: Weak Clinton, Egyptian Poll, Palestinian State, PA/Israel

Crime and Punishment by Fayza Hassan Pot Pourri, a regular columnist Excerpts: The numerous episodes of the Clinton saga are telling proof that Americans have not really changed in their candid, puritanical morality since the days the...

Why is the Shuafat Refugee Camp Seething?

At a time when the issue of Palestinian refugees surfaces on the agenda of the peace process, a visit to the one Palestinian refugee camp in Jerusalem can provide you with some understanding of...

Hebron: A Peace With No Losers?

The cycle of violence continues in Hebron. On one side, the Jewish residents are calling for a voiding of the Oslo process and a return of Hebron under total IDF control. On the other side, the...

Out of Shadows, Agency Is Directly Involved in Israeli-Palestinian Security Talks

The CIA has emerged from the shadows of diplomacy to play a unique, highly visible role in the Middle East peace process, mediating disputes between Israeli and Palestinian security forces and participating in negotiations...