Hopes for Middle East Peacemaking are Premature

(Guardian-UK) Freedland - Most Washington hands - Democrat and Republican alike - unite in their agreement that this administration will do little or nothing for Israeli-Palestinian peace this side of next year's presidential election. The hard-headed calculus says there is no domestic constituency for Middle East peacemaking - only plenty of groups ready to get angry if Bush puts a foot wrong. The White House will put no pressure on Israel until the Palestinians are deemed to have made the grade on internal reform - and that judgment is not coming soon.

2003-04-17 00:00:00

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