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Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace
A new three part documentary series examines the last six years of the Arab-Israeli peace process from the point of view of presidents and prime ministers, their generals and ministers and those behind the suicide bombs and assassinations. The series reveals what happened behind closed doors as the peace process failed and the violence of the intifada exploded.

Programme 1: CLINTON (1999/2000)

PROGRAMME 1
Clinton, Barak and Arafat share a joke at Camp David July 11, 2000
Monday 10 October 2005
2100 BST, BBC Two

Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Barak persuaded US President Bill Clinton to devote his last 18 months in office to helping make peace with Yasser Arafat.

But after tense negotiations the deal was never made.

Then Ariel Sharon made a controversial visit to the al-Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem, a site which is also holy to Jews.

Programme 2: ARAFAT (2001/2002)

PROGRAMME 2
Former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell and Yasser Arafat
Monday 17 October 2005
2100 BST, BBC Two

The former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell attempted to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

However, his efforts were derailed by his own hard-line colleagues.

And the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat himself.



Programme 3: SHARON (2003-2005)

PROGRAMME 3
President Bush and Ariel Sharon
Monday 24 October 2005
2100 BST, BBC Two

President Bush was determined to stay out of Middle East peace-making.

But the war in Iraq forced him to court Arab allies.

He needed to push Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon back towards peace.

But Ariel Sharon moved the goal posts.



Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace

TRACING THE LAST YEARS OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI PEACE PROCESS

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