July 11-25, 2000
Frederick County, Maryland
Players: U.S. President Clinton; Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak; and PLO Chairman and PA President Yasser Arafat
Agenda: The summit was called to conclude the Oslo process by moving straight to resolving the final-status issues.
Outcome: Unable to agree on a formula to share Jerusalem or on one to address the rights of the Palestinian refugees, the summit failed. Israel and the U.S. blamed the Palestinian side for refusing to accept Israel's "generous" offer and for failing to bring a counterproposal; the Palestinians complained that Israel's positions on Jerusalem and refugees were unacceptable. And there was some criticism of the U.S. for calling a high-stakes summit without having first achieved substantial agreement among the principals.