I disagree, it was very much Clinton's fault. He engineered (via Carville's campaigning) Barak's election, because Netanyahu wouldn't have any part of him. He then proceeded to ram through a "peace agreement," which everyone knew full well Arafat was not going to honor. I'll never forget Albright's tackling Arafat as he walked out of the meeting, she and slick Willie were so pathetically desparate to get the peace agreement.
Clinton's self-serving political grandstanding set the stage for the "intafada," since the PLO interpreted Baraks's offer as weakness and proceeded to wage a nasty little war with childen as weapons, and brainwashed young adults as human bombs. After his failure to get what he wanted, Clinton spent the remainder of his term lobbying for the Nobel Peace Prize.
I agree, with the added comment that I believe that Bubba might actually have believed his own publicity enough that he thought the mere fact of his presence would charm the parties into a settlement.
I can't help but think of the rap on Bush during the campaign, that he had now foreign relations experience. Funny, but I can't think of any foreign heads of state rushing down to Arkansas before Bubba was elected the first time.