Bill Clinton

Aid Hinges on Congress;Tight Congressional Races

As a sweetener to last week’s Wye River agreement, the Clinton administration is offering new aid to the Palestinians and Israelis.

10/30/1998
Washington Correspondent
Aid Hinges On Congress As a sweetener to last week’s Wye River agreement, the Clinton administration is offering new aid to the Palestinians and Israelis. But on Capitol Hill, already sour on foreign aid and not a hotbed of support for Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, the aid package could be a hard sell.

Summit Scrambling

The announcement that Israeli and Palestinian leaders will gather in the Washington area this week for a hastily arranged summit sent administration officials scrambling to prepare for the descending diplomatic hordes.

10/16/1998
Washington Correspondent
Summit Scrambling The announcement that Israeli and Palestinian leaders will gather in the Washington area this week for a hastily arranged summit sent administration officials scrambling to prepare for the descending diplomatic hordes.

Sex, Lies and Saddam Hussein

The possibility that the preoccupation with sex, lies and grand jury testimony is crippling the nation’s foreign apolicy apparatus has Jewish activists in Washington worried.
That concern mushroomed this week in the wake of President Bill Clinton’s drama

08/21/1998
Washington Correspondent
Sex, Lies And Saddam The possibility that the preoccupation with sex, lies and grand jury testimony is crippling the nation’s foreign apolicy apparatus has Jewish activists in Washington worried. That concern mushroomed this week in the wake of President Bill Clinton’s dramatic confession of a “not appropriate” relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and with the latest eruption by Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.

Netanyahu: Planning offensive in D.C. while spurning summit.

He won’t be here for the summit, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be all but unavoidable in Washington this week on a quite different mission: taking his case to the American public for bucking President Clinton’s proposal

05/15/1998
Washington Correspondent


Washington — He won’t be here for the summit, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be all but unavoidable in Washington this week on a quite different mission: taking his case to the American public for bucking President Clinton’s proposals to rekindle a gasping Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Picking A Fight With Clinton?

Jewish groups divided over an all-out campaign by the pro-Israel lobby against a rumored administration squeeze on Israel.

04/10/1998
Washington Correspondent
Picking A FightWith Clinton? The drill used to be simple. In times of tension between the United States and Israel, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee would lobby lawmakers to sign statements and letters to the administration backing Jerusalem. And the members would sign on, to pretty much universal applause from organized Jewry.

Joe Lieberman Blasts Clinton in Lewinsky Affair

09/11/1998
Washington Correspondent
Last week’s speech by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) blasting President Bill Clinton’s behavior in the Monica Lewinsky affair has spurred new talk in Jewish political circles about a presidential resignation. So far, it is just that — private talk. But several Jewish leaders say Lieberman’s tough speech — and a growing feeling in Washington that the administration is all but paralyzed — have dramatically changed Clinton’s standing in the Jewish world.

Joe Lieberman Blasts Clinton in Lewinsky Affair

09/11/1998
Washington Correspondent
Last week’s speech by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) blasting President Bill Clinton’s behavior in the Monica Lewinsky affair has spurred new talk in Jewish political circles about a presidential resignation. So far, it is just that — private talk. But several Jewish leaders say Lieberman’s tough speech — and a growing feeling in Washington that the administration is all but paralyzed — have dramatically changed Clinton’s standing in the Jewish world.

Scandal Scuttling Jewish Agenda?

01/30/1998
Washington Correspondent
Did he or didn’t he? Jewish leaders weren’t ready to judge whether President Clinton had a sexual relationship with a 21-year-old Jewish White House intern. They were, however, sure of one thing: With a Clinton administration consumed by the scandal, a radically transformed political landscape will likely have an enormous impact on both the domestic and foreign policy agendas of a range of Jewish groups.

After Camp David Meltdown, Talks Resume, Expectations Low

09/29/2000
Washington Correspondent
Monday’s mini-summit between Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat in the Israeli leader’s home provided another lifesaving jolt to the gasping peace process. But in Washington, where high-level talks resumed this week between the parties and American negotiators, there was little optimism about a complete recovery.

The Arafat Squeeze Is On

The Clinton administration is stepping up its efforts to salvage something from last month’s Camp David meltdown and boost a battered Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

08/04/2000
Washington Correspondent
The Clinton administration is stepping up its efforts to salvage something from last month’s Camp David meltdown and boost a battered Prime Minister Ehud Barak. To help the Israeli leader, President Bill Clinton this week signaled that he will now consider moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a sharp reversal of policy that was also meant as a kind of shock therapy for Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat. Barak said Tuesday that the U.S. plans to “rent offices” in Jerusalem by Jan. 20, “and they will build an embassy.”
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