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Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat (L) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) and Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam (C)walk into a meeting on the sidelines of the Arab summit in Amman 27 March 2001. The meeting, during which the two parties agreed to renew cooperation, was the first between Arafat and a Syrian leader since 1996. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat (L) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) and Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam (C)walk into a meeting on the sidelines of the Arab summit in Amman 27 March 2001. The meeting, during which the two parties agreed to renew cooperation, was the first between Arafat and a Syrian leader since 1996.        AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)