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The former World Bank president discusses his perspective on global affairs.
James Wolfensohn, the international envoy to the Middle East, has stepped down, saying the election of a new Hamas-led Palestinian government had made his job untenable.

James Wolfensohn, the international envoy to the Middle East, has decided to step down when his term ends at the end of April.

Former World Bank chief James Wolfensohn has said he may quit as an international envoy to the Middle East, frustrated at his inability to persuade Israelis and Palestinians to work together.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called on Israel to loosen controls at border crossings to allow freer passage for Palesti
A top envoy has criticised Israel in tough language for moving too slowly on negotiations to open Gaza's borders, saying the country is behaving almost as if the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip never happened.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has not been able to resolve a dispute with Israel over Gaza's vital border crossing with Egypt, but he hopes a deal will be reached "very soon".
Mideast envoy James Wolfensohn has toured the Erez Gaza border crossing to witness the grueling process that 10,000 Palestinians experience daily when entering Israel to work.

Workers in the Palestinian health sector have started a strike that threatens to halt the provision of medical services in all government health clinics.

James Wolfensohn, the Middle East quartet's disengagement envoy, has held talks with the Palestinian civil affairs minister to help coordinate Israel's forthcoming withdrawal from Gaza.
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