What happened after the negotiations at Camp David in 2000?

October 26, 2005 IMEU
What happened after the negotiations at Camp David in 2000?

Five months after Camp David, there was reason for hope when, in December 2000, President Clinton issued "parameters" for resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: Israeli withdrawal from 94-96% of the West Bank, Palestinians to be compensated with land from Israel, and sovereignty in Jerusalem to be divided along ethno-religious lines. Both the Palestinians and the Israelis accepted the parameters, although each with reservations.

Representatives of the two parties met in Taba, Egypt, in January, 2001, and closed a number of gaps between their respective positions. Israeli elections were pending, however, and the negotiations were unilaterally suspended by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Nonetheless, the two delegations issued a joint statement saying that they had never been closer to a final resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that all that was needed was more time to finalize a deal.