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War or Peace in the Middle East?

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Condoleezza Rice is back in the Middle East, where continuing rocket fire has Israel threatening more attacks on Gaza. In Ramallah today, the Secretary of State asked Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to re-open peace talks he cancelled because of Israel's military incursion into Gaza. Although Israel has pulled out, Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, refused Rice's request, saying he first wants to mediate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. But Israel and the US are opposed. Can Secretary Rice get the Annapolis peace process back on track?

Credits

Guests:
Tim McGirk - Correspondent, Time magazine, Hazem Abu Shanab - Palestinian political analyst, Jonathan Spyer - Global Research in International Affairs Center - @jonathan_spyer, David Makovsky - Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis