The Bush administration is trying to convince Arab governments that a new U.S. initiative is an attempt to encourage — not impose — political, social and economic reform in the Arab world. But some Arab leaders say no initiative will succeed unless it also addresses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. NPR's Vicky O'Hara reports.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.