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President Clinton called Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat on Wednesday to report on his meetings this week with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Clinton said he “urged” Arafat to meet with Barak to “hear him out” and “think through” his proposals to alter the Wye accord. At a news conference, Clinton said Barak is “completely committed to resolve all the issues outstanding in the peace process in an expeditious manner.”