Violence in the Middle East

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Peace talks in Paris are on-again, off-again, on-again, as violence continues in the Middle East. There was more deadly gunfire today in the Gaza strip as Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak agreed to meet with Madeline Albright in Paris after all. Has this week's trouble endangered a permanent settlement-or is violence an integral part of the peace process?
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Warren Olney