The Peace Process

Why Can't We Just Be Friends?

In BILL CLINTON'S initial 90-minute Oval Office meeting last Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, the President chided his visitor for meeting with the Rev. JERRY FALWELL and evangelical Christian groups at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington the day before coming to the White House. "Look, Bibi," said Clinton firmly. "You meet with Falwell [because] you think I am snubbing you. I could make the argument that you are gigging me." The television evangelist, who is anathema to Clinton, has distributed political videotapes that conspiratorially--and unconvincingly--hint, among other things, at the former Governor's complicity in an Arkansas killing. Moreover, Netanyahu...

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