The Bush administration's new Middle East envoy, Assistant Secretary of State John Wolf, is heading to the region after a week of escalating violence. Nearly 40 people have been killed and the latest peace effort has been pushed to the brink of collapse. Radical Palestinian factions and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government are vowing to wage war on each other. Hear NPR's Peter Kenyon.
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