Magazine article Newsweek International

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek International

Perspectives

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"WE DO CARE. YOU SHOULDN'T DO IT."

U.S. PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, WARNING INDIA AND PAKISTAN THAT THE SENATE'S REJECTION OF THE NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY IS NOT AN INVITATION TO BUILD UP THEIR NUCLEAR ARSENALS

"I DON'T CARE IF HE IS A POLITICIAN OR A PRIME MINISTER, THERE SHOULD BE NO FORCE TO STOP A FATHER AND A SON FROM COMMUNICATING." HASSAN SHARIF, AFTER THE MILITARY LEADERS OF THE PAKISTANI COUP THAT OUSTED HIS FATHER, PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF, REFUSED TO LET THE TWO SPEAK BY TELEPHONE

"TO QUIT EUROPE WOULD BE AN ACT OF ECONOMIC MUTILATION." PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR, KICKING OFF A MULTIPARTY CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE CLOSER BRITISH INTEGRATION WITH EUROPE

"HEY, THEY'RE COMPLAINING. THAT MEANS THEY'VE REALLY BECOME ISRAELIS." ISRAELI SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT AVRAHAM BURG, ON THE GRIPES OF RECENTLY ARRIVED CUBAN IMMIGRANTS THAT THEY'RE NOT GETTING AS MUCH ASSISTANCE AS THEIR ETHIOPIAN AND RUSSIAN COUNTERPARTS

"THERE HAVE BEEN DETRACTORS, PEOPLE WHO LAUGHED AT US, BUT THAT'S NORMAL. THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND." BERNARD KOUCHNER, ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS, ON THE UNCONVENTIONAL OUTREACH METHODS OF THE GROUP AWARDED THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAST WEEK

"WE SUSPECTED THAT WHEN WE SET THIS COMMISSION UP THAT THERE MIGHT BE SOME DARK CHAPTERS IN OUR IMMEDIATE POSTWAR HISTORY." STUART E. EIZENSTAT, A CLINTON ADMINISTRATION REPRESENTATIVE TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON HOLOCAUST ASSETS IN THE U.S., ON A RECENT REPORT SHOWING THAT SOME AMERICAN OFFICERS AND GIS PLUNDERED GOLD, SILVER, PAINTINGS AND OTHER BELONGINGS OF HUNGARIAN JEWS EXECUTED IN WORLD WAR II

"THIS IS AN URBAN MYTH. …

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