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Why so many peace initiatives in the middle east fail

By Derek Coombs   January 2003

Tony Blair wanted to hold a middle east peace conference in London this winter. But his advisers have conceded that nothing will happen until after the Israeli election at the end of January, and possibly not until the Iraq crisis is resolved, whenever that might be.

Bush’s middle east policy has zig-zagged wildly since 11th September. And the current “road map” proposed by the US (and formally backed by the UN, the EU and Russia) is not being taken very seriously by anyone in the international community.

It calls for an end to attacks on both sides, a reform of…

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