Middle East Arab Summit


Guests:
Scott MaCleod
*Middle-East Correspondent, Time magazine

Jafar Hassan
*Charge D'Affaire of the Jordan Embassy in Washington, DC

Hasan Abdel Rahman
*Chief PLO Representative in Washington, DC

Mark Regev
*Spokesman of the Israeli embassy

Robert Melley
*Director, Middle East Program, International Crisis Group, Washington, DC
*Former, Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab Israeli Affairs

Ed Walker
*President of the Middle East Institute
*Former assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs under Clinton & Bush

This week, leaders and representatives of 22 Arab countries are gathering in Beirut, for the Arab League Summit. The centerpiece of the meeting is a Middle East peace initiative from Saudi Arabia. Is this a chance for a new period of diplomacy and perhaps peace in the Middle East? Join Neal Conan on Talk of the Nation for NPR News.

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