No. 34

21 August 2000

The Political Scene

Palestinian leader Yasir 'Arafat, under international pressure, is having second thoughts about declaring an independent Palestinian state by his self-imposed 13 September deadline.

'Arafat Rethinks 13 September Deadline

As Palestinian and Israeli negotiators resumed their meetings and US mediator Dennis Ross arrived back in the region to assess the post-Camp David situation, there were mixed signals from the Palestinian track of the peace...