The Sharm el-Sheikh and Cairo Summits
in October 2000
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The Sharm el-Sheikh Summit, October 2000
- The Middle East conflict is not a battle between
good and evil but between right and right
- By Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian,
18 October 2000. The leaders had spent 28 hours arguing,
shouting and finally negotiating in Sharm el-Sheikh - but the
people they represent took just minutes to deliver their
response as each side resorted to violence. Ordinary
Palestinians and Israelis, and their defenders outside the
region, are returning to the old, cold positions. Logic of
Oslo never fully accepted by either side.
- Arafat and CIA help Shinbet snatch 8 from
- Mid-East Realities, 19 October 2000.
It's rather transparent now that the main result of the
Sharm el-Sheikh summit is increasingly close cooperation between
the Israeli Shinbet, the secret services of Yasser Arafat's
regime, and the CIA. That's how the
violence is going to
be stopped, and controlled.
- Green light to slaughter: The
agreements are what are important
- Professor Tanya Reinhart, Mid-East
Realities, 19 October 2000. In the Sharm-al-Sheikh summit
last week, Barak got from the US his green light to slaughter.
To judge by the Israeli media, what we have seen so far is just
the prelude, for next week, Israel will have to consider taking
the initiative, rather than merely responding to events.
The Arab Summit in Cairo, 21-22 October 2000
- Saudi Arabia Urges Arabs To Cut Ties With Israel
- Agence France-Presse, Saturday 21 October 2000. Saudi Prince Abdullah
said, Faced with Israeli intransigence and the failure of the
international community to apply a break on Israel, it is normal
that we should break all relations with the Jewish state and cut
any type of relation set up in favour of the peace process.
- Arab states prepare to back Palestinians
- By Ross Runn, Sydney Morning Herald,
21 October 2000. The Arab world is poised to declare strong
solidarity with the Palestinians in their fight against Israel,
while warning that the conflict must not plunge the entire region
into war. Egypt backed U.S. recommendation for a moderation.
- Main points of the Arab summit final statement
- AFP, 22 October 2000. The main points of the two-day emergency
summit in Cairo. These included breaking ties with Israel, support
for the Intifada, financial aid for Palestinians, etc.