|VIEW FROM THE FIELD: CHARLES KRAUSE ON THE MIDEAST PEACE PROCESS|
November 18, 1997
in this forum:
Is Israel on the verge of a "nervous breakdown?" If the peace process deteriorates, what will happen to U.S. interests in the Middle East? Will the Israeli government ever address the economic problems of the Palestinians? Did you experience distrust of the American press in the region?
November 7, 1997:
Charles Krause investigates the political pressure facing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
November 5, 1997:
Charles Krause explores the political pressure facing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
November 3, 1997:
Israel's Prime Minister on the latest round of Mideast peace talks.
Browse the NewsHour's coverage of the Middle-East.
David Cappriato of Patterson, NJ asks: Are Netanyahu and Arafat and Hamas the barriers to peace, or is it the general will of the Israeli and Palestinian people?
Charles Krause responds:Let's just say that after three weeks in Israel and Gaza this year and three weeks last year, it is my sense that average Israelis and average Palestinians would like to stop the violence and find a solution to the problem. We spent a day with some of them, meeting to try to get to know each other better and find ways to reduce misunderstanding and hatred. However, the agenda seems to have been captured by extremists on both sides.