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ON THE LINE: Resumption of Mideast Talksi
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August 09, 2013 3:00 AM
US Secretary of State John Kerry's intense shuttle diplomacy has once again brought both Israelis and the Palestinians to the negotiating table, with a commitment to stay there for at least nine months. What can be done differently this time to get beyond the past stalemates and achieve desirable results? "On the Line" discusses. GUESTS Hussein Ibish: Senior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine. Edwin Black: Human Rights Investigative Reporter; Author, "IBM and the Holocaust". Walid Phares: Advisor, Anti-Terrorism Caucus, US House of Representatives; Author, “The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East”.

ON THE LINE: Resumption of Mideast Talks

Published August 08, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry's intense shuttle diplomacy has once again brought both Israelis and the Palestinians to the negotiating table, with a commitment to stay there for at least nine months. What can be done differently this time to get beyond the past stalemates and achieve desirable results? "On the Line" discusses. GUESTS Hussein Ibish: Senior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine. Edwin Black: Human Rights Investigative Reporter; Author, "IBM and the Holocaust". Walid Phares: Advisor, Anti-Terrorism Caucus, US House of Representatives; Author, “The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East”.

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