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City of Gold Community Art
and Essay Contest
peace. By keeping the balance,
Mr. Peres made it possible for the
President to take an internation-
The unprecedented 29-nation
Sharm el-Sheikh summit, with
its 13 Arab leaders standing
shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel,
endorsed both the peace process
and the war on terror. The mes-
sage was not lost, on Israelis or
Palestinians. Arafat now ad-
dresses rallies where the crowd
chants, "Yes to peace! No to vio-
lence!", though Israel still insists
that he is not doing enough. Is-
raelis will judge him by deeds, not
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3000 years since King David formally established this hilltop as the
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before the Egypt
summit found Mr.
Peres back in front.
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Mr. Clinton followed this up
with a triumphant one-day visit,
putting his money where his
mouth is and winning the Israeli
public by his warmth and acces-
sibility. The normally cynical He-
brew press gave him rave
"Bill Clinton," wrote Sever
Plotzker, in a front-page com-
mentary in the mass-circulation
Yediot Aharonot, "expressed love
for Israel from his heart. His abil-
ity to show solidarity with us —
people who are so different from
him in appearance and history—
is truly rare and wonderful.
"To arrange the summit con-
ference, he broke many interna-
tional conventions, defied
diplomatic protocol, bypassed bu-
reaucracy, and almost brought
with his own hands everybody
who came to demonstrate world
outrage against terror and to com-
miserate with its victims. With
Echoing the President's vale-
diction at Rabin's funeral in No-
vember, the column was headed:
"Todah, chaver" ("Thank you,
Most Israelis would agree.
Even Bibi Netanyahu was hard-
pressed to cry "Foul". He had, af-
ter all, made a career advocating
international cooperation against
This didn't, however, stop his
supporters placing newspaper ads
proclaiming, "A fig leaf named
Clinton can't cover Peres's tragic
mistake of relying on Arafat for
Israel's security," and condemn-
ing the summit as "An interna-
tional conference to save Peres
For his part, Mr. Peres glowed
like a man reborn. The election
still could go either way. Anoth-
er bombing before May 29 could
yet destroy everything that Shi-
mon Peres — and Bill Clinton—
have worked for. CI