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Dateline:  Is Middle East Peace Possible?


According to two major U.S. newspapers, the Bush administration is considering how to revive a comprehensive Middle East peace initiative derailed by last month's terrorist attacks on the United States. Some regional analysts - as well as many Israelis and Palestinians themselves -are skeptical about the prospects for peace.

This edition of Dateline poses the question, in the wake of the events of the past three weeks, "Is Middle East Peace Still Possible?"

Judith Latham speaks with three experts on the subject: Dennis Ross, the U.S. envoy to the Middle East for 12 years; Robert Lieber, Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University; and Edward Djerijian, former U.S. Ambassador to Syria and Israel and Deputy Secretary of State for Near East Affairs.

If you prefer, you may download a copy of this report for later listening.

Every Monday through Friday Dateline examines an issue in the news. Listen to these recent Dateline programs:

Civil Liberties and Terrorism
Harassment of Muslims and Arab-Americans
US Need for Support from Moderate Arab States
The Cost of Terrorism
A Declaration of War
The Middle East Peace Process and Terrorism

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