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Missed Opportunities for Israel-Palestine Peace - Ned Temko

Complete video at: Ned Temko, Chief Political Correspondent for the Observer magazine, acknowledges the many missed opportunities from both Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate peace agreements over the years, and sees the central problem of Zionism as the Arab majority in greater Israel which he says, "requires redefinition of what a Jewish state is." ----- Despite its leaders' sometimes bellicose rhetoric and international reputation for intransigence, on closer examination Israel seems to be having an identity crisis in its sixtieth anniversary year. Never-ending political crises and growing economic inequalities beg the question - does Israel risk imploding from within? - Battle of Ideas Born in Washington DC, spent 15 years as a foreign correspondent. For five years, was the Christian Science Monitor's Chief Middle East Correspondent, covering not only Israel and the PLO and the Lebanese civil war but the wider Arab world and the aftermath of the revolution in Iran. Wrote To Win or To Die (biography of the late Israeli PM Menachem Begin, 1987). Was also based in Moscow (1981-84), Johannesburg (1986-87) and finally London (1987-90). Became editor of The Jewish Chronicle (1990-2005) before joining The Observer as Chief Political Correspondent.
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