In the 1990s, the president and Democrats in Congress rubber stamped billions in aid for Israel, not matter what. On this Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Stephen Zunes, chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco and senior policy analyst for Foreign Policy In Focus. Progressives can’t blame Bush for this one; the Clinton administration, with the support of Congressional Democrats, made possible the dramatic expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and thus made chances for peace much worse.

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