The Israeli Elections and Middle East Peace

Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is claiming victory for the centrist Kadima party in Tuesday's Israeli parliamentary elections. But the very definition of the Israeli state may be at stake. Neal Conan leads a discussion on prospects for peace in the Middle East.

Guests:

Steven Erlanger, Jerusalem bureau chief, The New York Times.

Israel Harel, founder and former chairman of the Council of the Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (commonly known as the West Bank); columnist for the Ha'aretz newspaper in Israel.

David Grossman, author of several novels, including See Under: Love and Be My Knife; non-fiction books include The Yellow Wind and Sleeping on a Wire.

Daoud Kuttab, Palestinian columnist for the Jordan Times and Jerusalem Post; director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah.

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