A Bold Vision In Israel

Will Benjamin Netanyahu help bring both peace and prosperity to the Middle East? When he was elected Israel's Prime Minister last May, many worried that the sometimes headstrong young Likud leader would turn the clock back on the Middle East peace process. Indeed, his initial refusal to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and careless policy decisions such as the mid-September opening of a controversial archaeological tunnel in Jerusalem seemed to reinforce a pessimistic vision of the future for the Middle East.

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