Many regional specialists say the mood in the Middle East is more desperate than at any time since the founding of the state of Israel 53 years ago. And Arab commentators predict that the level of violence can only increase.
Few Israelis, Palestinians, or foreign observers hold out hope for peace in any foreseeable future. Today's Dateline with Judith Latham examines the "Middle East Perils" that may lie ahead.
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