Diplomats from sixteen Arab nations and the Arab League are converging on the American city of Annapolis as the Bush administration begins three days of diplomatic efforts to kickstarting the stalled Middle East peace process.
With major differences over core issues such as the status of Jerusalem, the borders of any future Palestinian state, and the fate of Palestinian refugees, the US President says he's personally committed to finding a solution to this conflict.
What can the United States offer? What do other countries taking part in the negotiations bring to the negotiations? And can the Palestinian President and Israeli Prime Minister – both weak at home - deliver on a peace agreement?
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This episode of Inside Story aired on Monday, November 26, 2007.
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