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2000 Israel Praised for Readiness to Make Hard Compromises

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26-July-2000

U.S. President Bill Clinton singled out Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, for his readiness to make hard compromises during negotiations with PLO leader Yasir Arafat at Camp David. ”I would be making a mistake not to praise Barak, because I think he took a big risk,” the president said. ”The prime minister moved forward more from his initial position than Chairman Arafat, particularly surrounding the question of Jerusalem.”

Barak laid the full blame for the setback on Arafat, and declared that Israel was prepared for ”every possibility.” And stated: ”The vision of peace suffered a major blow, but I believe that with good faith, good will on all sides it can recuperate.”

Source: New York Times, 26-July-2000

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Written by thessler

July 26, 2000 at 7:34 pm

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