Israeli and Palestinian officials suggested Sunday the possibility of a new round of meetings in Washington on the peace process.

Negotiations on a further Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank have been stalled for 18 months, and President Clinton vowed during a visit to Ireland that he would pursue ways to break the impasse.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are expected to attend the U.N. General Assembly later this month, and Israel radio said the Clinton administration hoped to invite them both to Washington for separate meetings or a three-way summit.

Netanyahu plans a five-day visit to the United States starting Sept. 23 when he is scheduled to deliver a speech to the U.N. General Assembly. Arafat was scheduled to speak Sept. 28.