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5 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, October
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WASHINGTON - Prime Minister betwe
Rafik Hariri of Lebanon yesterday Ina
ruled out any step by his government to and I
revive stalled Arab-Israeli negotiations, think
declaring that the Lebanese will never man,
make peace with Israel until the Syrians nothi
do. ment
In Washington for meetings today with terror
sident Clinton, Hariri made it clear Israe
t his govern-
ment will fol-
low where Syria Neither S
-leads, asserting
that the differ-
ences between
Israel and Syria
mttat be
addressed first treaty with Is
i1'ause they
ot much more without the o
Uportant and
much more - Ra
stahtegic" than Prime minister of
the issues that
separate Lebanon and Israel. rillas
"Neither Syria nor Lebanon will sign - to dis
a, peace treaty with Israel without the the o
other," Hariri said. De
Although no one in the Clinton Syria
administration expected Lebanon to the p
allenge Syria - its larger and stronger Warr
ighbor - on strategy for dealing with admi
Israel, the uncompromising tone of Leba
Har'ri's remarks came as a surprise. armo
Some officials in both Israel and the milita
United States had hoped for progress in ment
,he less complicated Israel-Lebanon "W
negotiations to provide momentum that Chris
foreig
donations
to Clinton Dis
criticizded
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The
Chinese have a word for it: "guanxi."
Guanxi, or connections, is indispens-
able for doing business in Indonesia,
where tycoons lavish time and money
on cultivating ties with politicians.
The Riady banking family -headed
by Mochtar Riady, an ethnic Chinese
billionaire - followed the tradition in
ing at least $200,000 to President
inton and the Democratic party since
1992. It also created controversy in
Washington over foreign involvement
in American politics.
A Democratic National Committee
official with past ties to the Riadys has
raised an estimated $4 million to $5
million from Asian Americans for
Democrats this year - including
$250,000 that was returned because it
fflated campaign finance laws.
Questions came to light after an
Indonesian couple that lives in a mid-
dIe-class suburb of Virginia gave the
Democrats $425,000. The White House
has. said none of the money accepted
was illegal or improper.
In Indonesia, however, the energy
put into guanxi is expected to pay off.
"You should see the money given as
an investment for the Riadys, and they

will collect if Clinton wins," said Arbi
*nit, a political scientist at the
University of Indonesia. "In Indonesia,,
it is a common practice." 61
The Riadys and their company, the
Lippo Group, have refused to comment
pn the uproar in Washington.
.Republican Bob Dole and his running
mate Jack Kemp have strongly urged the
Democrats to give back contributions
the Republicans insist were improper or,
'haps, illegal. They have suggested the
onesians may have been able to gain
special favors and improperly influence
U.S. foreign policy.
Criticism of the ties to Clinton has
grown at home, as well, where there is a
smmering resentment against the rich
-,especially the Riadys and other eth-
nic Chinese families who make up less
tbAn 5 percent of Indonesia's population
bVt control 75 percent of its wealth.
M. Budyatna, dean of the social sci-
f5e department at the State University
ef Indonesia, views it differently: "I see
it as a successful lobbying of an Asian
in the United States, and it shows that
an Asian can compete with other pow-
erful lobbyists."

ands with Syria

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ht carry over to discussions
een Israel and Syria.
a speech to the Center for Strategic
nternational Studies, a Washington
tank, Hariri, a wealthy business-
also said his government will do
ng to rein in Hezbollah, the funda-
alist Islamic movement blamed for
rist attacks on Israeli targets, until
I withdraws from its self-declared
"security zone'"
in southern
Lebanon. Israel
has said it will
w lnot withdraw
until it reaches a
peace agreement
with Lebanon.
rael a"When there is
an occupation,
ther the occupation
creates resis-
afik Hariri tance," he said in
Lebanon reference to the
Hezbollah guer-
. "You cannot ask any government
sarm this resistance, as (long) as
ccupation is there."
espite Hariri's tacit admission that
controls Lebanon's approach to
peace process, Secretary of State
en Christopher indicated that the
nistration is ready to approve
non's request for helicopters,
red personnel carriers and other
ary and communications equip-
.
/e are anxious to assist,"
stopher said as he welcomed Hariri

to meetings at the State Department.
But Christopher rejected the top item
on Hariri's list, ruling out an early end
to a ban on most travel by Americans to
Lebanon. The ban was imposed during
the long, bitter Lebanese civil war when
Beirut became almost synonymous
with terrorism and hostage taking.
"We would like to remove that travel
ban just as soon as security conditions
permit," Christopher said. "We have the
matter under regular periodic review
(and) are very hopeful that it can be
removed at some time in the future. But
it really depends on a very careful
appraisal of the security situation
because, above all things, we need to be
prudent in this matter."
Hariri argued that Lebanon is now
safe for travelers. He said 60,000
Americans, taking advantage of a loop-
hole, have visited Lebanon in the last
three years. Still, he said, the ban
impedes access by U.S. businessmen to
the Lebanese market, which appears to
be stabilizing.
Referring to U.S. efforts to sell
Boeing aircraft to Lebanon's Middle
East Airlines, which is prohibited from
landing in the United States because of
the travel ban, Hariri said: "I'd like to
buy Boeing airplanes, but what if one
of those planes got homesick?"
However, Hariri was embarrassed by
a report from the private watchdog
group Human Rights Watch/Middle
East that said Syrian security forces
continue to kidnap and hold Lebanese
citizens and Palestinian refugees.

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