Last updated on: 5/13/2008 4:13:00 PM PST

What Was the 2001 Tenet Plan?

General Reference (not clearly pro or con)
The Tenet Plan, an Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire and security plan proposed by then Central Inteligence Agency (CIA) Director George Tenet on June 13, 2001, began with the following introduction:

"The security organizations of the Government of Israel (GOI) and of the Palestinian Authority (PA) reaffirm their commitment to the security agreements forged at Sharm el-Sheikh in October 2000, embedded in the Mitchell Report of April 2001.

The operational premise of the work plan is that the two sides are committed to a mutual, comprehensive cease-fire, applying to all violent activities, in accordance with the public declaration of both leaders. In addition, the joint security committee referenced in this work plan will resolve issues that may arise during the implementation of this work plan.

The security organizations of the GOI and PA agree to initiate the following specific, concrete, and realistic security steps immediately to reestablish security cooperation and the situation on the ground that existed prior to 28 September..."

June 13, 2001 - George Tenet 

Ami Isseroff, DSc, Director of MidEastWeb for Coexistence, in a 2002 article published on website titled "The Tenet Plan," wrote:

"Following the failure of the Mitchell Plan to end the Palestinian-Israeli violence begun in September, 2000, US CIA Director George Tenet worked out a detailed plan for ending the violence and resuming negotiations, with the consent of the parties. The plan went into effect June 13, 2001, but resumption of negotiations was conditional on there being a single week free of violence. No such week occurred. By March 2002, Israeli PM Sharon said he would be willing to forego the week of quiet. However, Israeli forces had invaded Palestinian areas by this time, and Palestinians refused to negotiate until Israel withdrew its forces."

2002 - Ami Isseroff, DSc