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Peres Convenes Meeting on Taba

August 13, 1985
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Premier Shimon Peres convened yesterday afternoon a high level consultation in a renewed effort to move ahead toward resolution of the continuing dispute between Israel and Egypt over Taba, a tiny strip of beachfront on the border just south of the Israeli port of Eilat, on the Gulf of Aquha.

Peres consulted with Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Ezer Weizman and Avraham Tamir, Director General of the Premier’s office. Peres reportedly sought to reach an agreement with Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir to discuss the Taba controversy in the Cabinet, toward passing the issue for international arbitration.

The Voice of Israel radio reported that at the meeting the Cabinet Ministers reviewed an expert’s document, which indicated that the Israeli case in the Taba controversy was not without its merits. Both Israel and Egypt claim its as their own.

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