Divided opinions on Israeli settlementsBarack Obama, the US president, is attempting to seal an Arab-Israeli peace deal that has eluded the region for more than six decades.
Ahead of an initiative expected to be announced in September, Al Jazeera is examining the prospects for peace in a week-long series from Israel, the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan.Al Jazeera's Sami Zeidan questioned Raanan Gissin, a political analyst and an adviser to Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister, on the issue of Israeli settlements.
He also interviewed Dr Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the political committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
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