February 28, 2013

Mahmoud Abbas Needs an Heir Apparent

Jonathan Schanzer, Los Angeles Times

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President Obama's visit to the Middle East next month is widely billed as an earnest attempt to double down on diplomacy and revive the moribund peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians. Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against the president. Doves on both sides quietly cede that it would take a miracle to get the two sides back to the business of serious diplomacy.

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