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White House spokespersons have just announced that the tunnel confrontation has been fully resolved to the satisfaction of the Moslems.
President Clinton, it will be recalled, was faced with a demand from all the Moslem countries to shut down the tunnels of the Washington DC Metro, since they claimed these tunnels were threatening to cause the collapse of the large DC Mosque on Massachusetts Ave. NW. Clinton was under pressure to prove he was being consistent with his public position on the Jerusalem tunnel, namely that it should be closed up.
Like the Jerusalem Tunnel, the nearest Metro station was blocks away from the Mosque. Nevertheless, with elections looming, Clinton called a summit at the White House with Saddam Hussein and the Moslem fundamentalist opposition leaders of Algeria. Jordan and Egypt suggested a compromise whereby the Metro would be closed down temporarily until a Moslem team of experts could examine the tunnels. Finally a solution was reached.
Clinton announced that Americans would henceforth be prohibited from entering the Metro tunnel, and he would negotiate in good faith a similar prohibition on travel by Ameicans on the beltway.
DR. STEVEN E. PLAUT
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA, HAIFA 31905 ISRAEL
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