Mideast Summit

NPR's Ted Clark reports that the US-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will get under way Tuesday as forecast, but the talks will begin with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat meeting separaely with President Clinton before any face-to-face meeting between the two Middle East leaders can take place. Even as the meetings in Washington were being prepared, however, US administration officials were lowering expectations that even the previously-agreed-to Oslo Accords could be reactivated.

Copyright © 1996 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 1996 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.