Middle East Mayhem

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Israel's attacks last night on Palestinian targets has deepened the sense of gloom in the Middle East after a series of recent bombings left Israelis scared and Ariel Sharon determined to act. With both sides frustrated and angry, there's an urgent need for a new framework to build mutual confidence and re-ignite the peace process. We examine the deteriorating situation in the Mid East, and ask if President Bush can facilitate progress with journalists and experts in Arab politics here and in Ramallah, and Dennis Ross, President Clinton's special Middle East coordinator. (Matt Miller guest hosts.)
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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

The Atlantic Monthly


McCain-Feingold Bill (S. 27)

Palestinian-American Research Center

US News & World Report

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Daily Telegraph



Warren Olney