Hanna Siniora and Fayez Abu Rahmeh: The Palestinian-Jordanian Joint Delegation
After weeks of speculation about which Palestinians would be included in the proposed joint Palestinian-Jordanian delegation, on 18 July 1985 the East Jerusalem newspaper al-Quds published the final list of names. Although Israeli Prime Minister Peres initially rejected all the names, he later reversed his position and accepted the two who are residents of the occupied territories-Hanna Siniora and Fayez Abu Rahmeh. The PLO then countered by insisting that these men would be considered consultants, but not full-fledged members of such a delegation. Below are interviews by JPS with Siniora and Abu Rahmeh, in which they discuss the list, their roles, the February 1985 Palestinian-Jordanian accord, and their views of the future.