Benjamin Netanyahu withdrew yesterday from the race for Israeli Prime Minister, even though polls suggest he could easily have ousted incumbent Ehud Barak.
Faced with a three-month stalemate and a mounting death toll, Israelis and Palestinians consider meeting in Washington to revive the peace process.
Ehud Barak, who abruptly resigned as Israeli Prime minister last week, kicked off his reelection campaign today. He faces right-wing rival Benjamin Netanyahu in upcoming elections.
A three-month wave of violence intensifies, and Israel seals off the West Bank.
With right-wing rival Ariel Sharon set to challenge him in early elections, embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered to recognize a Palestinian state, but avoided the Jerusalem question.
President Clinton asks both sides to undertake a cease-fire and condemn all acts of violence immediately.
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