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Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a fiery anti-Israel speech at the Durban

Conference on April 20.

- Photo by Michael J. Jordan

to Israel proper (about 2,000 a year
for 10 years), Arab neighborhoods in
Jerusalem would go to Palestine and
Jewish neighborhoods would stay in
Israel, and a special regime would run
Jerusalem's Old City until details of a
solution were worked out.
Olmert even gave Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas a
map reflecting the territorial proposal
on the understanding that Abbas would
respond within a few days. Abbas never
did.

world of America's evenhandedness,
the White House put heavy pressure
on Israel to freeze all construction in
Jewish settlements, rankling many in
Israel. The administration also urged
moderate Arab states to take initial
small steps toward normalizing rela-
tions with Israel.
But as the Jewish year drew to a
close, there was still no sign of reaching
the freeze-for-normalization deal the

Americans were seeking as a prelude to
serious peacemaking.
Among several problems, Israel
wanted some exceptions to the freeze
to allow for limited natural growth in
the settlements, the Saudis rejected U.S.
requests for steps toward normalization
and the Palestinians remained para-
lyzed by Hamas' continued rule over
Gaza.
Indeed, earlier Israeli-Palestinian
peacemaking efforts broke down when
weeks of tension over the renewal of an
informal cease-fire between Israel and
Hamas escalated into a full-blown war
in late December.
After months of escalated Hamas
rocket fire into Israeli towns and cities,
the Israel Air Force launched devastat-
ing bombing raids in Gaza beginning
Dec. 27. The operation, called Cast
Lead, would last more than three weeks
and involve Israeli ground troops, end-
ing on the eve of Obama's inauguration.
By war's end, Palestinian sources said
1,417 Palestinians had been killed, 962
of them noncombatants. Israel put the
Palestinian death toll at 1,166 and iden-
tified 709 as militiamen and another
162 as combat-aged males. Israel suf-
fered 13 dead, including three civilians
killed by rocket fire.
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The major change in the peacemaking
equation this year was the inauguration
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renewing U.S. focus on bringing about
Middle East peace. President Obama
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Israeli-Arab peace agreement the key to
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