Powell's Prospects for Peace in the Middle East

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Secretary of State Colin Powell has gone from Morocco to Spain to Jordan, trying to build an international consensus for peace in the Middle East. His next stop is Jerusalem where he'll meet with Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat. While Europe, Russia and the United Nations have all backed his call for Israel to pull out of the West Bank, Sharon vows to "complete the job." Meantime, as Arafat's isolation makes him stronger than ever, Arab states are demanding that he be a part of any negotiations. Can Powell use both sides' claims of victory as a diplomatic tool to stop the violence and get negotiations back on track? We look at the challenges ahead with Israelis, Palestinians and experts on the region.
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