Officials: U.S., Israel Readying Call for Palestinian Statehood

(Forward) Noga Tarnopolsky - Israel and the U.S. are preparing a new joint peace initiative that would reportedly include an American-Israeli call for the establishment of a "demilitarized Palestinian state with temporary borders." While senior officials have confirmed that such plans are under discussion, several sources insisted that the plans would not be activated until after the Iraq crisis has been resolved. Nonetheless, according to Israeli sources, a team has been formed at a New York public relations agency, Howard Rubenstein & Associates, to develop scenarios for the plan's public presentation.

2003-01-23 00:00:00

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