Modal close

Dear Democracy Now! visitor,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power. Democracy Now! brings you crucial reporting like our coverage from the front lines of the standoff at Standing Rock or news about the movements fighting for peace, racial and economic justice, immigrant rights and LGBTQ equality. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation—all without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How is this possible? Only with your support. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2017. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2017.

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Topics

CIA State in the Middle East</B>

StoryOctober 28, 1998
Watch iconWatch Full Show
Topics

Bowing to pressure from his right wing constituency, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced yesterday that he would postpone the ratification of the new Palestinian-Israeli peace accord signed last week until the Palestinians show the United States a plan to combat terrorism. The Palestinian police announced yesterday that they had arrested a suspect for the killing of a Jewish settler shot near Hebron on Monday. Netanyahu blamed his delay in ratifying the agreement on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s failure to submit a working security plan within the established deadline.

Under the agreement yet to be ratified by Netanyahu s government, Israel will to withdraw from 13 percent of the West Bank in return for Palestinian measures to combat violence against Israelis.

According to the Wye agreements, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is to play a role in carrying out the security measures and will act as an observer to ensure that both sides keep to their promises.

Guest:

  • Robert Fisk, Middle East correspondent for The Independent of London, speaking from Beirut.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.

Make a donation