Israel Denies Barak Proposed Four-Way Peace Summit

Published December 31st, 1969 - 11:59 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's office denied Wednesday that he had proposed a Camp David-style summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace that would also involve US and Egyptian leaders. 

Arab-Israeli MK Saleh Tarif said during a visit to Egypt that he had transmitted such a proposal by Barak to Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa. 

But Barak's office denied his claims. "We did not send out such a proposal," a spokeswoman said. 

The US presidential retreat at Camp David was the site of peace talks between Israel and Egypt in 1978, which led to the signing of a treaty the following year. 

US officials have nevertheless said they hope to stage a three-way summit depending on progress in the negotiations underway in the United States aimed at hammering out a peace accord by a September target date -- OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (AFP) 

© 1969 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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