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Blair's New Job: Envoy in Middle East

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Blair's New Job: Envoy in Middle East

Blair's New Job: Envoy in Middle East

Blair's New Job: Envoy in Middle East

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair got a new job as an envoy for the Middle East Quartet — a group that includes the United States, European Union, Russia and the United Nations. His task of promoting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians could prove as difficult as his old one. Robert Malley, Middle East and North Africa Program Director of the International Crisis Group, talks about Blair's new job and how he could be perceived by the Palestinian public. Malley spoke with Renee Montagne.