1997 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Stephen Jaffe


02 October, 1996

Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat meet at the White House. The occasion was a 36-hour summit called at short notice when heavy fighting had put the Middle East peace process in jeopardy. Afterwards, a renunciation of violence was announced along with plans for negotiations to ease the Israeli presence in Hebron.

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Stephen Jaffe

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