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Israel's Future

photoToday, Israel's Housing Ministry announced plans to construct 565 new homes for Jewish settlers in the West Bank. The news came shortly after the Israeli cabinet gave the go-ahead for the country's lengthening security fence to cut deep into Palestinian territory to protect Israeli outposts.

Both steps will anger Palestinians, who want the West Bank territory for their own state. These steps are also at odds with Washington's battered vision of a path toward peace. Israelis desperately want relief from suicide bombers and exploding backpacks, but where does this road lead?

Click the "Listen" link to hear about the latest developments from Israel and how they will affect the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations.

Guests:

Harvey Morris, Jerusalem correspondent for The Financial Times

Dore Gold, advisor to Ariel Sharon, former ambassador to the United Nations

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly magazine;

This program aired on October 2, 2003. The audio for this program is not available.

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