Washington Peace Meeting to Include Show of Support, But Not Negotiations

[Ha'aretz] Aluf Benn - The U.S. will host a Middle East peace meeting in Washington, D.C., in November, the week before Thanksgiving, but the meeting will not have any negotiating role. Both Israel and the Americans see Saudi Arabia's and the United Arab Emirates' participation at the conference as the primary goal. The Saudis said they would decide whether to take part and at what level on the basis of the agreements reached between Olmert and Abbas. Secretary of State Rice will chair the meeting, which is planned to last two days and to center on a joint Olmert-Abbas statement.

2007-09-12 01:00:00

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