"this reality only strengthens my conviction that the war on terrorism must continue everywhere, using all means at our disposal. This is a fundamental condition for any future progress... I have tasked a special team in our Foreign Ministry to monitor the incitement in Palestinian media and statements by Palestinian officials. I was happy to hear that [American envoy John] Wolf adopted my proposal to have both our teams work in close coordination on this issue."
Jordan and Egypt rejected today a request by Minister Shalom to return their ambassadors to Israel. The two said that the conditions are not yet ripe - although Jordan's representative said that if a preliminary agreement is reached between Israel and the PA, the issue could be reconsidered.