Can US Be a Fair Middle East Peace Broker?

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America-s attempt to rescue the Middle East peace process from its cycle of violence is marked by confusion and contradiction. President Bush has called for Yasser Arafat-s removal, but in Washington, three of the Palestinian leader-s top aides are talking with Secretary of State Colin Powell, the National Security Advisor and the head of the CIA. As Palestinians and Israelis negotiate for Israeli -withdrawal,- Secretary Rumsfeld questions the very idea of -occupied territories.- We get an update on the talks in Washington, hear more about who represents the Palestinians, and consider Israel-s true hopes for the mission, with an adviser to the PLO, a former peace negotiator, the Israeli Consul General, a former Assistant Secretary of State.
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Warren Olney