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Lewinsky Seen as Policy Savior
Proclaiming the "G-d has sent this young woman to save Eretz Iarael," Chief Rabbi Ovada Yosef, spiritual leader of the ministate's Spehardic faithful, welcomed the crippling crisis faced by President Bill Clinton over revelations of his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Naming Ms. Lewinsky as "one of the historic women" whose intervention helped rid Israel of hostile rulers in "moments of danger," Chief Rabbi Yosef made it plain that Zionist hard liners now considered Clinton an enemy and a threat to their plans for a greater Israel.
A number of principals on the affair, including Lewinsky herself, are reportedly driven by deep ethnic and emotional ties to Israel -- and, in the case of at least one key player, long standing links with its secret service the Mossad, a SPOTLIGHT investigation has confirmed.
Knowledgeable diplomats and intelligence sources expressed doubt that the scandal was inspired by divine providence.
"Clinton's own improvidence is responsible for much of this mess," said Otto Alinsky, a public affairs adviser for the U.S. Catholic conference of democratic Clubs.
The problem goes beyond the president's adulterous affairs, Alinsky asserted. "He has fostered an amoral atmosphere in his administration and what I can only call a climate of corruption among its financial and corporate supporters."
Much of this, however, including some of the worst about Clinton's degenerate dalliances, had been known for years. It was not until the White House found itself on a collision course with the Israeli government that the scandals came to a head and threatened to undercut the president, diplomatic observers say.
These sources listed five major issues over which Clinton and Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's hardline prime minister, are now in bitter conflict.
The so-called "dual-containment" strategy, formulated by Martin Indyk, the hardline Israeli agent whom Clinton put in charge of Middle Eastern and Arabian Peninsula affairs, "has been nothing but trouble," says a veteran foreign service officer who, like other diplomatic sources, requested anonymity before discussing sensitive issues.
"The result is that we face another armed conflict over Iraq and a bitter confrontation with our European allies as well as the Islamic world over Iran," commented this knowledgeable observer, who recently resigned his post at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo in protest against the appointment of Dan Kurtzer, a known Israeli loyalist, as the new U.S. Ambassador to Egypt.