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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Does he think of Monica Lewinsky that often?

Can you believe this? Bill Clinton claims that not a week goes by that he doesn't think of Monica Lewinsky Yitzchak Rabin?
"In the last 14 years, not a single week has gone by that I did not think of [former prime minister] Yitzhak Rabin and miss him terribly," Clinton said. "Nor has a single week gone by in which I have not reaffirmed my conviction that had he not lost his life on that terrible November night, within three years we would have had a comprehensive agreement for peace in the Middle East."

Clinton spoke Saturday to a VIP gathering at the Yitzhak Rabin Center, a memorial to the former premier who was gunned down in November 1995 by Yigal Amir.

"We are either going to hurt each other or we are going to help each other," he said of Israel and the Palestinians. "Divorce is not an option."
Clinton is dreaming. The 'Palestinians' were preparing to murder Jews in 1995 and Rabin himself knew it. He wasn't exactly in a rush to start giving the 'Palestinians' all they were demanding. There were rumors in Israel in 1995 that Rabin was killed because he intended to stop the 'peace process.'

Paul Mirengoff adds:
Would Rabin have offered a better deal than the one Arafat turned down near the end of Clinton's presidency? Not likely.
Not likely at all.

I wonder if Clinton thinks about Monica Lewinsky once a week. Maybe some enterprising reporter should ask him. Heh.


At 6:03 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

There is no good reason to think had Rabin lived, the Palestinians would have accepted the same offer presented to them later by Barak and Olmert. In all likelihood, there still would have been another intifada. The reason is simple: Palestinian intransigence is not a function of the personality of an Israeli Prime Minister. It is the result of the Palestinian refusal to accept a Jewish State in the Middle East and nothing Israel can offer them will make them give that aim.

I doubt Rabin could have succeeded where his successors failed. Bill Clinton is dead wrong with that claim as nothing in the realities of the Middle East has shown the Palestinians then or today wanted real peace with Israel. In short for that reason, peace didn't materialize 16 years ago and it shows no signs of appearing around the corner in the future.


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