Netanyahu & Arafat NPR's Ted Clark reports on the visits of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority president Yasser Arafat. Netanyahu is scheduled to leave the United States today, as Arafat arrived this afternoon. The Clinton Administration has committed to present its ideas for a resumption of the Middle East peace process to both. American officials would like to see the Palestinians do more to fight terrorism, and the Israelis cede more territory in pursuit of peace in a phased arrangement that would reward both parties. There has been no breakthrough in negotiations, as Netanyahu has not indicated how far Israelis would be willing to withdraw from contested territories.

Netanyahu & Arafat

Netanyahu & Arafat

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NPR's Ted Clark reports on the visits of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority president Yasser Arafat. Netanyahu is scheduled to leave the United States today, as Arafat arrived this afternoon. The Clinton Administration has committed to present its ideas for a resumption of the Middle East peace process to both. American officials would like to see the Palestinians do more to fight terrorism, and the Israelis cede more territory in pursuit of peace in a phased arrangement that would reward both parties. There has been no breakthrough in negotiations, as Netanyahu has not indicated how far Israelis would be willing to withdraw from contested territories.