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January 20, 2000
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The White House refused to comment on an Israeli newspaper report that Israel had agreed in principle to negotiate a peace treaty with Syria based on the boundary line that existed before Israel captured the Golan Heights in 1967. The Israeli daily Yediot Achronot, citing unidentified Syrian sources, said President Clinton conveyed Israeli Prime Minister Barak’s position to Syrian President Hafez Assad in telephone conversations and in a letter sent Oct. 12, 1999. Barak’s office also declined to comment on the report.

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