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ISRAEL AND THE ARABS: ELUSIVE PEACE, Television Documentary Archive

ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/1-13: Interview transcripts, USA, 2004-2005


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/1

2005 Jan 19

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State 1997-2001, describing mediating at negotiations between President Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria 1971-2000, Farouk al-Shara, Syrian Foreign Minister 1984-2006 and Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel 1999-2001, Damascus and Washington, Dec 1999; meeting with Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, Ramallah, Jun 2000, to persuade him to attend the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David; events and negotiations at the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA, 11-25 Jul 2000; mediating at cease fire negotiations between Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat at the residence of the US Ambassador, Paris, France, 4 Oct 2000.

48pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/2

[2004]

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Richard Lee Armitage, US Deputy Secretary of State, 2001-2005, describing US government reaction to the capture of a weapons shipment from the Palestinian freighter KARINE A, Jan 2002; the decision to send Gen Colin Powell, US Secretary of State 2001-2005, on a visit to the Middle East, Apr 2002, including problems with Gen Powell’s farewell speech; the formulation of a speech given by George W Bush, US President 2001-2009, calling for new Palestinian leadership, 24 Jun 2002; reaction to the second siege of the compound of Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, by the Israel Defence Force, Sept 2002; problems with the writing and implementation of the road map for peace plan, 2002-2003; the effect of the resignation of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority 2003 , Sept 2003, and the election of Abu Ala’a (Ahmed Ali Mohammed Qurei), Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority 2003-2006, Oct 2003. Please note that the transcript includes many technical interruptions and sections which were inaudible and were not transcribed.

30pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/3

2005 Apr 18

Typescript transcript of roll 339 of a filmed interview with Samuel R ‘Sandy’ Berger, US National Security Adviser 1997-2001, describing the relationship between William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton, US President 1993-2001, and Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel, 1999-2001; attendance at Israeli-Syrian negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan 2000; Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Jul 2000.

17pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/4

2005 Apr 18

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with William ‘Bill’ Burns, US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs 2001-2005, describing US attitudes to Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, following to the capture of a weapons shipment from the Palestinian freighter KARINE A, Jan 2002; the decision to send Gen Colin Powell, US Secretary of State 2001-2005, on a visit to the Middle East, Apr 2002; visiting the Jenin refugee camp during Operation DEFENSIVE SHIELD and negotiating with the Israelis to cease the Operation, 2002; the formulation of a speech given by George W Bush, US President 2001-2009, calling for new Palestinian leadership, 24 Jun 2002; meetings between King Abdullah II of Jordan, President George W Bush and Condoleezza Rice, US National Security Advisor 2001-2005, regarding the creation of the road map for peace plan Aug 2002; reaction to the second siege of President Arafat’s compound by the IDF, Sept 2002; problems with the publication of the road map for peace plan following the collapse of the Israeli government, Nov 2002; negotiations during the summit held in Aqaba, Jordan, to implement the road map plan, Jun 2003; the US response to the disengagement plan by Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006, Apr 2004. Please note that the transcript includes sections which were inaudible and were not transcribed, and that some spellings have been rendered phonetically.

33pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/5

[2004]

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton, US President, 1993-2001, describing his impressions of Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel, 1999-2001; talks with Syria and Israel and Damascus (1999); Geneva Summit between Clinton and Hafez Asaad, Prime Minister of Syria, 1971-2000, concerning compromise with Israel, Mar 2000, and the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA, Jul 2000.

43pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/6

2004 Oct 14

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Gamal Helal, US Arabic interpreter. Describing the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA, Jul 2000; Geneva Summit between William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton, US President 1993-2001, and Hafez Asaad, Prime Minister of Syria, 1971-2000, concerning compromise with Israel, Mar 2000, and the visit of Gen Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, 2000-2005, to Israel, 2002.

118pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/7

2004 Dec 6

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Martin Indyk, US Ambassador to Israel, 1995-1997, and 2000-2001, Account of American-led negotiations between Israeli and Arab delegation during the US Presidency of William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton, 1993-2001; Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA, Jul 2000.

74pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/8

2004 Oct 15

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Flynt Leverett, US Security Council Adviser, describing meetings with Condoleezza Rice, US National Security Adviser 2001-2005, to formulate an American policy on the Palestinian issue and problems drafting the policy, Mar 2002, the question of US intervention following the launch of Operation DEFENSIVE SHIELD by the Israel Defence Force, Mar 2002; the visit of Gen Colin Powell, US Secretary of State 2001-2005, to the Middle East, including meetings with Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006, and Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, and problems with Gen Powell’s farewell statement, Apr 2002; meeting between George W Bush, US President 2001-2009, and HRH Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Crawford, Texas, Apr 2002; the formulation of a speech given by President George W Bush calling for new Palestinian leadership, 24 Jun 2002; meetings between King Abdullah II of Jordan, President George W Bush and Condoleezza Rice regarding the creation of the road map for peace plan and problems with the writing and implementation of the road map, 2002; reaction to the second siege of President Arafat’s compound by the IDF, Sept 2002.

93pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/9

2004 Oct 13

Typescript transcript of rolls 1-4 of filmed interview with Robert Malley, US Special Assistant for Arab-Israeli Affairs, 1998-2001, describing negotiations between William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton, US President 1993-2001, and Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel, 1999-2001, including the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA, Jul 2000.

97pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/10

2004 Oct 15

Typescript transcript of rolls 314-315 of filmed interview with Aaron Miller, deputy to Dennis Ross, US Special Middle East Coordinator. Account of negotiations between William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton, US President 1993-2001 and Syria; talks with Gen Anthony Charles Zinni, US Special Envoy to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, 2002, and the Hamas suicide bombing of the Park Hotel, Netanya, Israel, Mar 2002.

49pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/11

2005 Feb 22

Typescript transcript of filmed interview with Gen Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, 2001-2005, describing his visit to Israel in reaction to the first siege of the compound of Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, and the launch of Operation DEFENSIVE SHIELD by the Israel Defence Force (IDF), including meetings with Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006, and Yasser Arafat, and problems with Powell’s farewell statement, Apr 2002; meeting between George W Bush, US President 2001-2009, HRH Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (King of Saudi Arabia 2005-2015) and HRH Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the USA 1983-2005, at Crawford, Texas, Apr 2002; the formulation of a speech given by George W Bush calling for new Palestinian leadership, 24 Jun 2002; meetings between King Abdullah II of Jordan, George W Bush and Condoleezza Rice, US National Security Advisor 2001-2005, regarding the creation of the road map for peace plan and problems with the writing and implementation of the road map, 2002; negotiations during the summit held in Aqaba, Jordan, to implement the road map plan, Jun 2003; drafting the response from President Bush to the disengagement plan of Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006, Apr 2004; reaction to President Yasser Arafat’s death, Nov 2004.

22pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/12

2004 Oct 18

Typescript transcript of an interview with John Wolf, US special envoy to the Middle East, 2003-2004, describing meetings with Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006, particularly regarding the issue of the Israeli security fence and disengagement in Gaza, Jun 2003; visit of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority 2003, to Washington, Jul 2003; development of a system to measure Israeli and Palestinian progress to their road map for peace plan commitments, Jul-Aug 2003; the effect on the peace process of the bombing of a bus in Jerusalem, 19 Aug 2003, and the resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), Sept 2003.

41pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 4/13

2004 Oct 19

Typescript transcript of an interview with Gen Anthony Charles Zinni, US Special Envoy to the Israel and Palestinian National Authority, 2001-2002, describing his brief to implement the Tenet Cease-Fire Plan, including meetings with Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006, and attending negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian teams discussing the prospect of a cease fire, 2001; reactions to the capture of a weapons shipment from the Palestinian freighter KARINE A, Jan 2002; attending further negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian teams, including analysis of the difficulties of establishing successful talks and the disruption caused by terrorist attacks, Jan and Mar 2002; negotiations surrounding the acceptance of Zinni’s cease fire plan, Mar 2002; reactions to the Passover bombing of the Park Hotel at Netanya, Israel, 27 Mar 2002, the first siege of compound of Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, and the launch of Operation DEFENSIVE SHIELD by the Israel Defence Force (IDF), Apr 2002; attempts to encourage Palestinian commitment to the cease fire plans, Apr-May 2002; the difficulties of providing effective monitoring and analysis of the effect of the conflict on ordinary citizens.

76pp

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