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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Arafat gace the Clintons quite a pile of jewelry and gems... I imagine they were undervalued on paper at least when someone inquired about their value.


175 posted on 11/27/2007 2:02:43 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: piasa; KayEyeDoubleDee; SE Mom; Laverne; backhoe; the Real fifi; Lancey Howard; Enchante

ARAFAT GAVE 12G IN GEMS TO CLINTONS

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3acac09d590f.htm

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Arafat is most lavish in dispensing gifts

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Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat gave jewelry worth tens of thousands of dollars to former U.S. President Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary, and other senior members of the Clinton administration, including secretary of state Madeleine Albright, and national security advisor Sandy Berger, when the U.S. was mediating negotiations between the PA and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Arafat gave the following gifts:

To the Clintons, he gave gifts worth $23,650. This included $17,300 worth of jewelry, a necklace, bracelet and earrings set of gold studded with diamonds and sapphires worth $5,500; a necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring set of gold and diamonds worth $4,350; another diamond and gold set, consisting of necklace, bracelet and earrings, worth $3,200; a gold necklace in the shape of leaves with a flower pendant worth $2,400; and a gold necklace with matching bracelet worth $1,800.

Arafat also gave the Clintons a mother-of-pearl box with a picture of the Last Supper worth $1,500; four mother-of-pearl boxes commemorating the millennium in Bethlehem worth $4,400; a $400 vase; and a medallion of the city of Bethlehem worth $50.

Albright received jewelry worth $18,800 - a gold necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring set worth $8,400; a gold necklace set with gemstones worth $3,000; a gold necklace and bracelet worth $3,000; another gold necklace and bracelet also worth $3,000; a gold chain worth $400; and a gold chain and bracelet worth $1,000.

Berger received a gold necklace, bracelet and earrings set worth $2,450; a scarf worth $350; and a woman’s jacket worth $200.

http://focusonjerusalem.com/news10.html

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Quite a haul ... not that they’re influenced by bribes, of source .. /SARC


199 posted on 11/27/2007 1:35:19 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: piasa

Ah! That’s why she planted the question in that last debate, “Do you prefer diamonds or pearls?”

I bet she took a ton of jewelry as gifts and didn’t declare it or under valued it...on purpose.....the first time around and will do so again if she gains power.

But I didn’t know Arafat gave her the jewels......honor among thieves, which is what both of them are/were. Murdering thieves.


201 posted on 11/27/2007 7:17:07 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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