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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:30 AM
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Abbas and Sharon to meet second week in February


"Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will hold their first summit during the second week of February, a senior Palestinian official said Saturday, in what would be the highest-level contacts between the two sides in more than a year and a half.

Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and Mohammed Dahlan, a top Palestinian security official, were scheduled to meet later Saturday to help prepare for the summit, officials said. The talks are expected to focus on an Israeli military pullback from five West Bank cities."


"Palestinian officials said Abbas is seeking a wide-ranging agenda for the summit, including a formal declaration of a formal cease-fire, a large-scale release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel and the resumption of road map talks.

Israeli officials said they will consider all Palestinian requests, but want the summit to focus on security issues. "The road to the road map ends with a halt in violence, terrorism and incitement'' said a senior official, speaking on condition of anonymity."

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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:12 AM
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1. Palestinians: Sharon, Abbas may meet soon
Another article on the same subject. *sigh* :shrug:

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- A meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and newly elected Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been tentatively scheduled for February 8, Abbas' spokesman, Hassan Abu Libdeh, has said.

He added that the date depends, however, on the outcome of talks between officials representing both leaders.

David Baker, an official in Sharon's office, did not give an exact date.

"The meeting would be in order to make further progress, and it's contingent on Palestinians continuing to fight terror," Baker said Saturday.

The meeting would be the first between the two leaders since Abbas was elected earlier this month.
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