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photoA report on Israeli government support of unauthorized Jewish settlement outposts across the West Bank has finally been delivered to Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon today.

The report, commissioned by Sharon last June under pressure from the U.S. government, accuses the current and previous Israeli governments of helping settlers construct illegal outposts in the West Bank.

Hear about the implications of the report's findings for the U.S., Israel and the Middle East peace process.

Guests:

Molly Moore, Jerusalem correspondent, The Washington Post

Ehud Eiran, Senior Research Fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

Mark Rosenblum, founder and policy director, Americans for Peace Now

Martin Indyk, director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He was US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (1997 to 2000) and Ambassador to Israel in (1995-1997 and 2000-2001).

Helen Freedman, executive director of Americans for a Safe Israel, a 30-year-old organization that supports a whole Israel.

This program aired on March 9, 2005.

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