Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will hold a summit on June 21, their first meeting since declaring a truce in Egypt on February 8. "We will exert maximum effort to ensure that we have a good summit," said Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat. Topping the agenda will be coordinating Israel’s planned pullout from the Gaza Strip, which is due to begin in mid-August. Other issues include strengthening the truce and the handover of cities in Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority.
Want more news from Israel?
Click Here to sign up for our FREE daily email updates