Bill Clinton: Peace Maker of the Middle East
Bill Clinton during his entire presidency was active in pursuing peace in the Middle East.
November 14, 2005
November 12, 2005
Bill, Hillary & Chelsie Clinton, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin's two children in Tel Aviv
September 21, 2003
Bill Clinton sings with 40 Arab & 40 Jewish Children
On Shimon Peres' 80th birthday party in Tel Aviv, fourteen year old Liel sang "Imagine" with Bill Clinton and 80 children as the backround vocals. Mikhail Gorbachev, former South African president F.W. de Klerk and current Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon joined the festivities.
Video of Bill, Liel and the 80 children singing "Imagine"
July 21, 2003
Bill Clinton, after his presidency is over, is shown to be a staunch ally of Israel
"The Israelis know that if the Iraqi or the Iranian army came across the Jordan River, I would personally grab a rifle, get in a ditch, and fight and die."
- Former US President Bill Clinton, July 31, 2002
Bill Clinton standing next to Shimon Peres on the night of Peres' 80th birthday party.
Israel, the Palestinians, the U.S. and Iraq are all involved in conflict. Former President Bill Clinton is still trying to build the foundation and trust for a long lasting Middle East peace. www.liberalforum.org
July 24, 2000
Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat
July 18, 2000
President Clinton and the boys taking a walk
July 15, 2000
Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat
July 12, 2000
Bill Clinton with Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat
June 01, 2000
President Clinton meets Ehud Barak in Portugal
March 27, 2000
Bill Clinton and President Assad of Syria
GENEVA - President Bill Clinton and Syrian President Hafez Assad failed during three hours of face-to-face negotiations to nail down an agreement to restart negotiations between Israel and Syria for a landmark peace treaty.
This handshake between Bill Clinton and Syian President Hafez Assad may be the high-water mark of U.S. - Syria relations over the last 40 years.
September 23, 1999
Chairman Arafat & Bill Clinton
February 08, 1999
Bill Clinton at King Hussein's Funeral
October 23, 1998
The Wye River Accords - Bill gets another Agreement
President Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Chairman Arafat met in Wye River, Maryland for one week and finally hammered out an aggreement that was witnessed by King Hussein on September 23, 1999.
"This agreement is good for Israel's security. The commitments made by the Palestinians were very strong, as strong as any we have ever seen," President Clinton said at a White House signing ceremony.
"This agreement is good for the political and economic well-being of Palestinians. It significantly expands areas under Palestinian authority to some 40 percent of the West Bank. It also offers the Palestinian people new economic opportunities," Presdident Clinton concludes.
October 22, 1998
President Clinton is leading the negotiations
October 15, 1998
Bill, Benjamin and Yasser start a week of talks
October 02, 1996
President Clinton, Chairman Arafat, King Hussein & Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu
April 30, 1996
Giants in the Quest for Peace.
March 13, 1996
Summit of the Peacemakers in Sharm el-Sheikh
At the Summit of the Peacemakers. Left to right: Turkish President Suleiman Demirel, King Hussein of Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, US President Bill Clinton, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Russian President Boris Yeltsin and PNA President Yasser Arafat, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, March 13, 1996.
November 06, 1995
Bill Clinton gives famous speech at Yitzhak Rabin's funeral
The featured eulogy at the funeral after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin was none other than Bill Clinton. President Clinton's speech recalled that he and Yitzhak Rabin were together just two weeks previous. As well, the "Peacemakers" met at the White House four weeks beforehand. President Clinton was deeply involved in the lives of the Middle East leaders and felt a strong desire to finish the job.
September 28, 1995
President Clinton invites the boys to Washington
Bill Clinton stands with King Hussein of Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on September 28th, 1995. Clinton worked tirelessly with Mideast leaders in hopes of establishing a lasting peace accord. Yitzhak Rabin was assasinated less than 40 days later.
The Guys Want to Look Good for the Camera
October 26, 1994
Bill Clinton, Yitzhak Rabin & King Hussein
On October, 26, 1994 Jordan and Israel signed an historic peace treaty in a ceremony held in the Arava valley of Israel, north of Eilat and near the Jordanian border. Prime Minister Rabin and King Hussein of Jordan shook hands with Bill Clinton applauding.
An excerpt from the President's remarks at the ceremony:
"...At the dawn of this peace of a generation, in this ancient place we celebrate the history and the faith of Jordanians and Israelis. But we break the chains of the past that for too long have kept you shackled in the shadows of strife and suffering. We thank those who have worked for peace before. We celebrate the efforts of brave leaders who saw the bright horizon of this dawn, even while the darkness lingered."
The historic signing ceremony: Israel & Jordan
American Leadership In the World -Reinvigorating the Mideast Peace Process
"From the outset, America's commitment to comprehensive peace in the Middle East has been backed by a strong pledge that whenever Arabs and Israelis turn the page on the past, the United States would work with them to write a real, practical future of hope. Those who take risks for peace must not stand alone."
-- President Clinton October 26, 1994
October 25, 1994
President Bill Clinton, Arafat and Mubarak
President Clinton embarked on an historic journey to Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
Starting his trip in Cairo, Egypt, President Clinton met with Egyptian President Mubarak and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat. Their discussion focused on implementing the Declaration of Principles between the PLO and Israel.
September 13, 1993
Bill Clinton and the historic handshake
Prime Minister Rabin and Chairman Arafat shake hands before a chearing crowd on the White House lawn.
"The peace of the brave is within our reach"
Mr Rabin then addressed the crowd: "We who have fought against you the Palestinians, we say to you today in a loud and clear voice, enough of blood and tears, enough."
Mr Arafat said: "The difficult decision we reached together was one that required great courage."