The Forgotten Middle East

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Last night, for the first time in eight months, President Bush addressed the issue of Israel and the Palestinians, saying that removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq would be a stepping stone to Middle East peace. He referred to the -road map,- devised by the -Quartet---the US, Europe, Russia and the United Nations, that would require the Palestinians to give up terrorism and institute democratic reforms while Israel agreed to the creation of a Palestinian state. At almost the same moment, Israel swore in a new government that includes elements opposed to Bush-s repeatedly stated goal of a Palestinian state. Will war in Iraq bring peace? We hear from current and former government officials from Israel, the Palestinian Legislative Council, Britain and the US.
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President Bush-s meeting with Afghan President Karzai

UN Monitoring, Inspection and Verification Commission

President Bush's remarks on the Middle East

Israeli Government

Palestinian National Authority

Shinui Party

UN High Commission on Refugees

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood



Warren Olney