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Comment Of Senator Leahy On The Renewal Of The Peace Process In the Middle East

Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy
Chairman, Appropriations Subcommittee On State And Foreign Operations,
On The Renewal Of The Peace Process In the Middle East

August 20, 2010

[On Friday, August 20, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the renewal of efforts to broker a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis. Former Senator George Mitchell, now serving as special envoy to the Middle East, played a pivotal role in encouraging both parties to come back to the table and engage in discussion. Senator Mitchell briefed Senator Leahy this morning on the latest developments in the peace process. ]

“Both Secretary Clinton and Senator Mitchell deserve the highest praise for their continued efforts to bring lasting peace to this troubled region.  Nothing is ever easy in the Middle East, but this is one of the first positive signs in a long time.”

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