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Since Yasser Arafat’s death, difficult road ahead for Mideast peace

It seemed for a while that Yasser Arafat was the only obstacle to peace in the Middle East. Israelis and Palestinians were moving further and faster than almost anyone thought possible to dial back their conflict in the little more than 100 days since the long-time Palestinian leader died Nov. 11. The shock of Friday night’s terrorist bombing in Tel Aviv that killed four Israelis served to underscore just how far peace had progressed, while also illustrating the huge obstacles that remain. The Damascus leadership of the Islamic Jihad militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, even as representatives of Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip denied responsibility. Full Story

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