The Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David- July 2000
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 The Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David- July 2000

7/11/2000

 
 
The Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David

July 2000




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At the urging of Israeli Prime Minister Barak, US President Clinton announced on July 5, 2000, his invitation to Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat to come to Camp David to continue their negotiations on the Middle East peace process.

On July 11, the Camp David 2000 Summit convened.

The summit ended on July 25, without an agreement being reached. At its conclusion, a Trilateral Statement was issued defining the agreed principles to guide future negotiations.

Below are selected statements and background material which are relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in general, and the Camp David 2000 Summit in particular.

Texts:

 Interview of President Clinton on Israel Television - July 27, 2000
 Statement by PM Barak on his return from Camp David - July 26, 2000
 Statement by PM Barak on Conclusion of the Camp David Summit - July 25, 2000
 Trilateral Statement on the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David - July 25, 2000
 The Conclusion of the Camp David Summit: Key Points

 Statement by PM Barak prior to Departure for Camp David Summit - July 10, 2000
 Address to the Knesset by PM Barak on the Camp David Summit - July 10, 2000
 PM Barak Meets Egyptian President Mubarak - July 10, 2000
 PM Barak Briefs Cabinet Prior to Camp David Summit - July 9, 2000
  PM Barak Accepts Pres. Clinton's Summit Invitation - July 5, 2000

The Israeli Delegation

  • Prime Minister Ehud Barak
  • Shlomo Ben Ami, Minister of Public Security
  • Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Minister of Transportation and Tourism
  • Elyakim Rubinstein, Attorney General
  • MK Dan Meridor, Chairman, Knesset Foreign Relations and Defense Committee
  • Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Danny Yatom
  • Gilad Sher, Chairman of the Negotiating Team
  • Shlomo Yanai, Head of Security Team
  • Oded Eran, Head of Israeli Negotiating Team - Interim Agreement

    Official US State Department Material:

     President Clinton Statement on the Middle East Peace Talks at Camp David - July 25, 2000
     President Clinton Announces Camp David Summit - July 5, 2000
     Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, July 2000 - Briefings, background, photo gallery

    Background Material on the Negotiating Issues:

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

     Jerusalem - Capital of Israel

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

     Recent Policy Statements
       - FM David Levy Briefs Czech FM Jan Kavan - July 16, 2000
       - PM Barak: Press Conference after Meeting with PM Blair - July 5, 2000
       - FM Levy Briefs US Dep Treasury Secy Eizenstat - June 29, 2000
       - PM Barak at Cabinet Meeting - June 25, 2000
       - Meeting of FM Levy with West European Ambassadors in Israel -
         June 20, 2000
       - PM Barak: Palestinian Leadership Must Genuinely Desire Agreement-
         June 18, 2000
       - PM Barak's Remarks at Cabinet Meeting - June 4, 2000

     Israeli Officials in the Media:
       - Interview with Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh - "The Charlie Rose Show", July 27, 2000
       - Interview with Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh - CBS "The Early Show", July 26, 2000
       - Interview with Israeli negotiator Oded Eran - CNN Morning News, July 26, 2000
       - Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh: The Last Chance -
         Article in the Washington Post, July 13, 2000

       - Immigrant Absorption Minister Yuli Tamir: Interview on the Newshour
         with Jim Lehrer - July 11, 2000

    Other Media Sources:

     Mideast Struggle for Peace: Camp David 2000 - CNN special

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