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ON THE LINE: Israeli Palestinian Conflict: What Next?i
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June 13, 2014 3:00 AM
The failure of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has left many wondering what comes next. The talks broke down in April when a surprise reconciliation deal was signed between the two main Palestinian factions - Fatah and Hamas - to create a historic unity government. The Israelis reacted angrily while the US has offered to work with the new government. Meanwhile, Pope Francis held an historic prayer meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian Presidents at the Vatican. This was soon after his own Middle East trip. What does this all mean going forward? Let's find out next "On the Line".

ON THE LINE: Israeli Palestinian Conflict: What Next?

Published June 12, 2014

The failure of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has left many wondering what comes next. The talks broke down in April when a surprise reconciliation deal was signed between the two main Palestinian factions - Fatah and Hamas - to create a historic unity government. The Israelis reacted angrily while the US has offered to work with the new government. Meanwhile, Pope Francis held an historic prayer meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian Presidents at the Vatican. This was soon after his own Middle East trip. What does this all mean going forward? Let's find out next "On the Line".

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