Abu Mazen in Washington: The Future of the Middle East

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Although Israel is demanding that the Palestinian Prime Minister crack down on militant groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad, two days ago, Mahmoud Abbas responded -that-s not an option at all.- Now, Abbas is in Washington for a Friday meeting with President Bush. The Palestinian leader, also known in the Arab world as Abu Mazen, is making the visit to keep President Bush-s -road map- on track. With little support at home, Abbas needs help from the White House, but Israel-s Ariel Sharon still holds most of the cards. What does each side want from the other? What are the President-s options? What do Iran and Syria have to do with the -road map- to peace? We speak with political scientists in the Middle East and the US, and special advisors to former President Clinton and the Secretary General of the UN.
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Salladay's article on recall certification

Road Map for Middle East peace

Israeli Government

Palestinian National Authority

Prime Minister Abbas- visit to the US



Warren Olney