Palestinian National Council Address

First Chairman Arafat addressed the National Council as President Clinton looked on. His speech was not translated. Then President Clinton addressed the… read more

First Chairman Arafat addressed the National Council as President Clinton looked on. His speech was not translated. Then President Clinton addressed the Palestinian National Council saying that statehood for Palestinians could only be a matter of negotiation with Israel. The goal of the Wye River Accord, he said, was to confirm “legitimate rights” for Palestinians and “real security” for Israelis. As the president watched, members of the Council raised their hands then rose to their feet to reaffirm the revocation of portions of their charter which called for the destruction of Israel. This program has some technical difficulties and ends abruptly. close

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Palestinian National Council Address

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Program ID:
116641-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
First Aired:
Dec 14, 1998 | 9:36am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Dec 14, 1998 | 9:36am EST | C-SPAN 2