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Barak, Arafat and Assad: The Elusive Peace

Video: The world waits for the peace which Barak promised his people. Having carefully constructed a new government of liberals, moderates and religious conservatives, Barak is now ready to engage the Palestinians in dialogue. But his concessions to Arafat are slow in coming. He wants to make peace with his most formidable enemy, Syria, first. The price of that peace will be giving up the Golan Heights. It is not clear whether Assad of Syria will accommodate Barak. Everything is up in the air. New doubts are moving in to dispel the optimism.

Date: 09/23/1999

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