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Clinton has to find the right push-pull to keep Israel and Syria talking

So you've got two guys in a room who want to make peace. Now how do you get them to ice the deal? That's the trick for President Clinton, who is just as eager as are Israel and Syria for the two old enemies to reach a land-for-peace agreement that would add real luster to his presidential legacy.

Like Middle East peacemakers before him, Clinton has to find just the right mix of push and pull. While the outlines of the exchange--return of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for secure, peaceful relations--are pretty well understood, the detailed terms are anything but. When...

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