Sharon, Abbas to Meet in Summit Talks Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and newly elected Palestian President Mahmoud Abbas will hold a summit in Egypt -- a first step in resucitating stalled Middle East peace talks, which broke down four years ago. But the death of Yasser Arafat in November, and the election of Abbas last month, have created a potential opening for both sides to find a way forward.
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Sharon, Abbas to Meet in Summit Talks

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Sharon, Abbas to Meet in Summit Talks

Sharon, Abbas to Meet in Summit Talks

Sharon, Abbas to Meet in Summit Talks

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On the eve of a meeting between Palestinian and Israeli leaders in Egypt, we take a look at the goals and expectations of the Middle East Summit.

Guests:

John Ward Anderson, Washington Post correspondent

Dennis Ross, author, The Missing Peace; counselor, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Middle East coordinator in the Clinton Administration; National Security Council director of Near East and South Asian affairs in the Reagan administration

Robert Malley, director, the International Crisis Group's Middle East program; special assistant for Arab-Israeli affairs under President Clinton; former director, Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council