Resuscitating a Peace Process

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Today finds the Middle East once again teetering on the edge of a peace plan.

But the casualty count of previous peace plans has created a taut atmosphere of skepticism. the two sides are once again talking through an American envoy, CIA Chief George Tenant. This one calls for an immediate end to fighting, and the arrests of terrorists, and Israel has agreed to it.

But Palestinians say it doesn’t address the building of settlements in Gaza and the West Bank, and Israel’s failure to do that have sunk so many peace plans before. Still, after almost 9 months of fighting and almost 600 deaths, There is a sense of urgency.


Minister Dani Naveh, former Israeli negotiator and member of the Israeli Knesset

and NPR Correspondent, Linda Gradstein.