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November 24, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Away from the angry confrontations with Israeli troops, far from the stalled peace talks in Washington, a Palestinian government-in-waiting is taking shape on the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip in anticipation of an end to Israeli occupation and eventual independence.
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NEWS
November 24, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Away from the angry confrontations with Israeli troops, far from the stalled peace talks in Washington, a Palestinian government-in-waiting is taking shape on the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip in anticipation of an end to Israeli occupation and eventual independence.
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NEWS
October 17, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting in the impoverished Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, Tawfik Mabhouh was impatient with the slow-moving Arab-Israeli peace talks from which he hopes a Palestinian state will emerge--but philosophical about them, even optimistic. "Progress--there's not even been enough to spit at," Mabhouh said. "But look at the (North) Vietnamese talks with the Americans and the years it took to agree on the shape of the table.
NEWS
December 19, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's dramatic deportation of more than 400 Palestinian political activists could lead to the country's first direct negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization, senior Israeli officials and strategic analysts said Friday. While making no apology for Israel's biggest expulsion of Palestinians outside wartime, they see a breakthrough, rather than a breakdown, ahead in the Arab-Israeli peace talks.
NEWS
June 29, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres on Monday renewed--in the most forthcoming terms yet--his country's offer to the Palestinians of virtual self-government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as soon as the basis for overall autonomy for the occupied territories is agreed upon.
NEWS
July 15, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Arab-Israeli negotiations at an impasse, the Clinton Administration is facing the tough question of how much political energy to invest in the unpromising search for peace in the Middle East. After a week of talks with Israel, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinians, U.S. special envoy Dennis Ross returned to Washington on Wednesday with differences on crucial issues still very wide--so wide that there were suggestions the U.S. mediation effort may have run its course.
NEWS
February 20, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Mr. Jerusalem" for more than a quarter of a century, Mayor Teddy Kollek is now proving to be "Mr. Indispensable." Kollek, who will be 82 in May, had expected to slip into retirement at the end of last year, advising his successor on how to manage his treasured city but slowing his pace after 60 years of helping to build modern Israel.
NEWS
November 27, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
French President Francois Mitterrand, bidding to make Paris an important channel in Middle East peace talks, urged Israel on Thursday to negotiate directly with the Palestine Liberation Organization and pledged in return that he would ask the PLO not to scorn Israel's proposals for Palestinian self-government.
NEWS
August 26, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to break the stalemate in negotiations with Israel on self-government, Palestinians plan to propose that Israel withdraw completely from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank town of Jericho and that local residents assume administration of the rest of the West Bank. Saeb Erekat, deputy leader of the Palestinian delegation to the Arab-Israeli peace talks, said Wednesday that the proposal will require a major compromise from Israel in creating a Palestinian ministate.
NEWS
January 15, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Israel's peace negotiators said Tuesday that they are ready to bargain with Palestinians over limited self-government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, despite a threat by two small right-wing parties to bring down Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's government as soon as autonomy talks begin.
NEWS
August 10, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS; TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Background: Nearly two years of negotiations between Israel and its Arab neighbors have not yet brought peace, but they are adding new terms and new meanings to old terms in the already complex lexicon of Middle East conflict. The negotiations themselves are the core of the "peace process," and they focus on the differences between "withdrawal from" and "withdrawal on" the Golan Heights, the nuances of "early empowerment" and the evolution of "Gaza first" into "Gaza plus."
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