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November 4, 1998
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu postponed a Cabinet meeting in which his ministers were to discuss the Wye agreement. Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai said Israel was awaiting a Palestinian Authority commitment to arrest 30 wanted Islamic militants. Mordechai met senior Palestinian security officials in the Gaza Strip to discuss the matter. The postponement was announced one day after the Palestinian Authority gave U.S. officials a working plan to fight terrorism, but Netanyahu described it as insufficient. White House spokesman Joe Lockhart weighed in on the side of the Palestinians, telling reporters, “We continue to believe that the Palestinians have met their obligations.”

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