Jerusalem, 21 January 2001
Israeli Position on Three Main Points at Taba Talks
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
At its weekly meeting today (Sunday), 21.1.2001, the Cabinet took
cognizance of both Prime Minister Ehud Barak's statement
regarding the departure of the delegation to the negotiations
with the Palestinians at Taba and the Israeli position on three
1. Israel will never allow the right of Palestinian refugees to
return to inside the State of Israel.
2. Prime Minister Barak will not sign any document which
transfers sovereignty over the Temple Mount to the Palestinians.
3. Israel insists that in any settlement, 80% of the Jewish
residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza will be in settlement blocs
under Israeli sovereignty.