Hope Rises from the Rubble

Out of Lebanon's agony, some prospects for peace

The traumatic events in Lebanon have changed the shape of politics, diplomacy and geography in the Middle East. TIME Chief of Correspondents Richard Duncan, Washington Bureau Chief Robert Ajemian, Associate Editor Henry Muller and Correspondent Harry Kelly last week ended a tour of the region. From their interviews with Israelis, Lebanese and Palestinians, they concluded that the opportunities for progress toward peace are brighter than they have been in years. Their assessment:

The most urgent task, in the view of nearly everyone, is the withdrawal...

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