In a last ditch effort to revive the negotiation process before the end of his term in office, President Clinton invites Israeli and Palestinian representatives to Washington, D.C. for separate talks with the American diplomats. They come on December 18 and meet for two days separately with the American officials. On December 20, Israeli Foreign Minister Ben-Ami and Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat meet in the White House with President Clinton and Secretary Albright. These talks do not yield much progress. On December 23, Clinton presents the sides with his parameters for a final status agreement. Those parameters become the outline for negotiations once they resume under the Bush administration. (source)
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