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Peace in the Mideast remains an illusion

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/peace_in_the_mideast_remains_an_illusion_20080111

President Bush's historic visit to Israel and the Middle East can only delay the inevitable disappointment. Why? It follows the enormous anticipation of the Annapolis conference in late 2007 -- a conference the overwhelming majority of Israelis believe failed. Since then, the expectations of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, as expressed in Annapolis, that an agreement can be ready in 2008, have proven to be naive and utterly unrealistic.

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