Bill Clinton: Peace Maker of the Middle East

Bill Clinton during his entire presidency was active in pursuing peace in the Middle East.

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.


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