The Future of the Middle East

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Later this month, voters in Israel will be going to the polls to elect a new government. In addition to the elections being set against a backdrop of a possible US war with Iraq and continued violence in the occupied territories, now there is a political corruption scandal involving Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Likud party. What is the impact of this domestic issue on a possible peace plan for the region? If the Likud wins, who might join their coalition? What will all this mean to the US-Iraq situation, and whatever happened to Palestinian elections?
Conan Nolan of KNBC TV guest hosts.
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