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Israel Suspends Talks with Syria in Wake of Latest Terror Attacks

March 4, 1996
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Israel has indefinitely suspended peace talks with Syria in response to twin bombings in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

At Israel’s request, the United States canceled talks that were scheduled to resume Monday at the Wye Plantation in Maryland. The parties met last week but reported no progress.

Although originally scheduled to remain in the nation’s capital, Israel recalled its delegation Monday, in part because Syria did not condemn the latest terrorist attacks.

Alarmed by the escalating violence, U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher cut short his tour of Latin America on Monday to convene a meeting of the administration’s top national security advisers.

Officials said the team would compile a list of recommendations to present to President Clinton.

The measures are expected to include intelligence information geared toward helping Israel in its war against terrorism and helping the Palestinian Authority in its crackdown on the fundamentalist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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