NETANYAHU RESISTS WITHDRAWING TROOPS.
Byline: Terry Atlas Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune
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Although he yielded to symbolism by meeting recently with PLO PLO
Palestine Liberation Organization
PLO Palestine Liberation Organization
Noun 1. PLO chief Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made clear Monday that he wasn't softening on the underlying issues that have slowed the Mideast peace process to a crawl.
At the White House for talks with President Clinton, Netanyahu avoided any new commitment about pulling back Israeli troops from the West Bank town of Hebron - where about 400 Israeli settlers live among 100,000 Palestinians - as promised by the previous, more dovish, Israeli government.
Netanyahu did ask Clinton and Secretary of State Warren Christopher Warren Minor Christopher (born October 27, 1925) is an American diplomat and lawyer. During Bill Clinton's first term as President, Christopher served as the 63rd Secretary of State. for continuing American help in resuming peace negotiations with Syria. But he made clear that such talks would have to be on his terms, with no advance assurances about giving up all or part of the Golan Heights Golan Heights, strategic upland region (2003 est. pop. 10,500), c.500 sq mi (1,250 sq km), SW Syria. It borders S Lebanon, NE Israel, and NW Jordan. It takes its name from the ancient city of Golan and was known as Gaulanitis in New Testament times. in return for peace with Damascus.
In their hourlong Oval Office session, President Clinton commended Netanyahu for his meeting with Arafat, which was partly engineered by the U.S., and avoided seeming to pressure the tough-minded Israeli leader for concessions.
``I found the president's attitude very open, very fair, very helpful,'' Netanyahu said afterward.
But administration officials said they are looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. Netanyahu to pick up the pace of the talks with the Palestinians now that he has crossed a ``psychological threshold'' by shaking hands with the PLO chief last Wednesday.
American officials worry that the lack of tangible progress by Israelis and the Palestinians, particularly on the explosive issue of Hebron, is eroding Arafat's support among Palestinians and playing into the hands of extremists on both sides.
The former Israeli government led by Prime Minister Shimon Peres agreed to pull back Israeli troops from Palestinian areas in Hebron by last March as part of the accord granting Palestinian self-rule, but missed the deadline because of political and security concerns.
The Clinton administration Noun 1. Clinton administration - the executive under President Clinton
executive - persons who administer the law wants the Netanyahu government to implement the Israeli troop pullback Pullback
A falling back of a price from its peak. This type of price movement might be seen as a brief reversal of the prevailing upward trend, signaling a slight pause in upward momentum. soon - within the next two months. That timing would give Clinton a visible foreign policy success in the Mideast shortly before U.S. elections.
State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns Nicholas Burns may refer to:
Netanyahu's Likud-led government, however, is under intense pressure from its supporters to renegotiate the military withdrawal plan to provide more secure arrangements for Hebron's militant Jewish minority.