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February 15, 2000
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Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat called for urgent U.S. intervention to help break a stalemate in peace talks with Israel. The intervention is necessary “to prevent an explosion of the situation,” Arafat was quoted as saying. Meanwhile, a gathering of Arafat loyalists passed a resolution saying they will declare statehood by September, with or without Israel’s approval.

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