Plans for Middle East Peace Made without U.S. Help

[Times-UK ] Richard Beeston - As any veteran diplomat of the Middle East "peace process" will tell you, no progress can be achieved without the full weight of the White House. Yet almost without a warning the region has been transformed. Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement brokered by Egypt for a six-month truce in Gaza. Israeli and Syrian officials are holding indirect discussions with Turkish mediation. An imminent prisoner swap between Israel and Hizbullah is being brokered by the German government.

2008-06-20 01:00:00

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