The Road Map: In Tatters or Just a Bumpy Road?

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photoFive Palestinian suicide bombings in 48 hours wreaked havoc in Israel. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon then postponed his trip to Washington. Today, there was even a revival within in the Israeli government of a proposal to expel Arafat, although that has since been rejected.

President Bush called Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas to calm fury and push both parties to continue moving forward on the road map.

Is the road map to Israeli-Palestinian peace in tatters, or is it just the start of a bumpy ride?


Tom Segev, columnist for the Israeli daily "Ha'aretz" and author of several books on Israel

Saeb Erekat, former Palestinian negotiations minister, currently a member of the Palestinian Council

This program aired on May 20, 2003.


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