Key Deal Reached in Mideast Talks
Oct. 22, 1998
QUEENSTOWN, Md. (AP) _ In a drive to conclude a West Bank accord, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasser Arafat reached agreement Thursday on revising calls in the Palestinian charter for Israel's destruction.
Under the agreement, the Palestinian National Council would assemble along with other Palestinian groups and take formal action to annul clauses of the 1964 document that promotes Israel's dismantling as a Jewish state.
``We succeeded,'' a senior Israeli official told The Associated Press. Minutes later, Palestinian sources confirmed the agreement on the covenant.