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Self-Appointed Israeli and Palestinian Negotiators Offer a Plan for Middle East Peace

To prove that Middle East peacemaking is possible, self-appointed Israeli and Palestinian negotiators came together on Monday to celebrate a sweeping shadow agreement that would create a Palestinian state and resolve other contentious issues that have thwarted peace negotiators over the years. The participants recognized the tentativeness of the document, which they called the Geneva Accord. But the air of unreality surrounding the event contrasted with the painfully real pleas from the Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to their leaders to talk to each other once again about a permanent solution. In a sense, the pact was as much a rebuke of the hard-line policies of the Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, as it was a blueprint for a Middle East peace agreement. But it was welcomed as a good starting point for negotiations. Full Story

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