Hamas, Hijacking the Arab Summit and Peace Talks

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For the first time, Arab leaders have reached consensus on how to make peace in the Middle East only to encounter an all-too-familiar obstacle. Hamas, which claimed responsibility for the latest suicide bombing which killed and injured scores of Israelis, has reconfirmed that its only approach toward Israel is sustained violent resistance. Will Israel retaliate with tanks and rockets? Will the Arabs try to build on their blueprint for peace? What about US efforts to get a cease-fire and extend the war on terrorism to Iraq? We look at the power of terrorist violence in one of the world's most troubled regions with a Palestinian pollster, an Israeli journalist, Middle East specialists and a former Defense Department official.
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