Can Palestinians' New Prime Minister Bring Peace?

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Yasser Arafat has named his close ally Ahmad Qurei to be the new Palestinian Prime Minister. The US and Israel won-t deal with Arafat himself, but Qurei says he won-t take the new job if his boss is isolated, and he wants indications of support from the US and the European Union. Meantime, the violence continues with a deadly bombing today near Tel Aviv, on the heels of Israeli efforts to kill the leaders of militant groups. Is Arafat calling the shots once again? Will Israel relax its hard line? Does President Bush-s -road map- have a chance of stopping the violence? We examine the prospects for any meaningful steps toward peace in the Middle East with American, Israeli and Palestinian journalists.
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Field Poll on general response to recall/replacement

Field Poll on impact of Ueberroth's withdrawal

-Road Map- for Peace

Palestinian Authority on naming of Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei



Warren Olney