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McCain calls for a Clinton intervention between Israel and Palestine

Senator John McCain said sending former President Bill Clinton to the Middle East would show Israel and Palestine the US is serious about peace. McCain has called for the US to be heavily involved in the current conflict.

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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talks to the media after a closed hearing on Benghazi in Washington, November 16. On Sunday McCain, who has pushed for a larger US role in the Israeli-Palistinian conflict, suggested sending former President Bill Clinton to the Middle East.

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The United States needs to deploy a high-level envoy, like former President Bill Clinton, to help negotiate a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, a top U.S. politician said on Sunday.

Senator John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee who lost his 2008 presidential bid to President Barack Obama, said Washington needed to show it was serious about wanting peace in the Middle East and sending someone as senior as Clinton would help.

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