Printer Friendly

Cheney Set to Meet with Sharon.

By VOA News

Vice President Dick Cheney is due in Israel Monday for talks with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on ways to end Israeli-Palestinian violence, the global war against terrorism and Iraq. U.S. officials said. Cheney may also hold talks with Palestinian leaders, but no meetings are scheduled.

The vice president is also expected to confer in Israel with Mideast envoy Anthony Zinni, who has been in the region since Thursday, trying to broker a ceasefire to end 18-months of deadly clashes.

Late Sunday, Israeli and Palestinian security officials met in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The talks apparently focused on a possible Israeli pullout from Palestinian-controlled areas - a Palestinian condition for discussing a ceasefire. Zinni also met again Sunday with Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat - just hours after a Palestinian gunman opened fire on Israeli pedestrians, killing one.

On Saturday in Jeddah, Cheney met with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, who accepted an invitation to visit President Bush in the United States in the near future. The crown prince has offered a peace proposal under which Arab countries would normalize relations with Israel in exchange for Israeli withdrawal from Arab lands captured in the 1967 Mideast War.

COPYRIGHT 2002 Electronic World Communications, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Israel Faxx
Date:Mar 18, 2002
Words:198
Previous Article:Violence Continues as Zinni Pushes for Ceasefire.
Next Article:Evidence That Arabs Shot 12-Year-Old Muhammad.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |