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?
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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.