Divining the News (DTN)

Not Mainstream News

Lewinsky scandal created to thwart Israeli peace

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In 1998

On January 16th Clinton insists Netanyahu pursue peace.

On January 17th report of Monika Lewinsky appears in Non Mainstream News.

On 20th January Clinton meets Netanyahu

On 21st January Monika scandal hits the Washington Post

From the 26th January onwards Clinton was preoccupied with impeachment and the Lewinsky scandal

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Clinton Will Insist Netanyahu Stick to Palestinian Issues

The Clinton Administration, signaling that it will not be diverted from pressing for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, has made it clear to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel that his meeting with President Clinton on Tuesday morning should focus on the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.  –New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/01/16/world/clinton-will-insist-netanyahu-stick-to-palestinian-issues.html

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wikip

Lewinsky scandal

Denial and subsequent admission

News of the scandal first broke on January 17, 1998, on the Drudge Report website:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewinsky_scandal

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drudge

Web Posted: 01/17/98 21:32:02 PST -- NEWSWEEK KILLS STORY ON WHITE HOUSE INTERN X X X X X BLOCKBUSTER REPORT: 23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT

http://www.drudgereportarchives.com/data/2002/01/17/20020117_175502_ml.htm

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Remarks by President Clinton and Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Oval Office, 20 January 1998.

Question: Who do you think is breaching the agreement more severely, more seriously? The Israelis or the Palestinians?

President Clinton: I don’t think it’s fruitful to discuss that. I think what we ought to talk about is what both sides can do now to get the peace process moving again. That’s the most important thing.

Israeli Ministry of Foreign affairs

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Foreign%20Relations/Israels%20Foreign%20Relations%20since%201947/1998-1999/11%20Remarks%20by%20President%20Clinton%20and%20Prime%20Minister

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From Wikipedia again:

The story broke in the mainstream press on January 21 in The Washington Post.

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wpost

Clinton Accused of Urging Aide to Lie

By Susan Schmidt, Peter Baker
and Toni Locy

Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, January 21, 1998; Page A1

Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr has expanded his investigation of President Clinton to examine whether Clinton and his close friend Vernon Jordan encouraged a 24-year-old former White House intern to lie to lawyers for Paula Jones about whether the intern had an affair with the president, sources close to the investigation said yesterday

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/clinton012198.htm

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Would elements of the Israeli lobby scupper the President to further their own interests?

Written by morris

April 8, 2009 at 12:08 pm

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  1. Should have used an excerpt on the 20th that said Clinton did not invite Netanyahu for the customary dinner

    morris

    April 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm


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