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What Happened on the Road to Peace
Michael Tarazi format: video
length: 1:02:54
Date Added: 04/01/2004

Abstract

Palestinian violence over the past 20 months -- including all the suicide bombings -- stems not from irreconcilable hatred of Israel but from exploding political frustrations on the ground, Mr. Tarazi says. 'If you believe we were offered everything, then it's easy to believe we don't want peace, only violence,' he says. 'But neither belief is accurate.'

About the Author

Michael Tarazi is a legal and communications advisor with the Negotiations Support Unit of the Negotiations Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, providing legal and communications advice and assistance to the Palestinian team in peace negotiations with Israel. Prior to taking his current position, he was the European General Counsel at Euronet Services Inc. based in Budapest, Hungary. Previously, he specialized as a securities attorney and worked in New York, Helsinki and Istanbul for the law firm of White & Case, and in Paris for the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He received undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University, and is a member of the New York State Bar.

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