Who needs a 'peace' envoy when Israel categorically rejects any honest peace negotiations? Mr. Mitchell worked wonders resolving the long-running troubles in Northern Ireland. He had several advantages then. First both sides were interested in peace. Second, President Clinton gave him real support unlike President Obama that always deferred to Netanyahu.
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from the article: U.S. official: Mideast envoy George Mitchell to resign Friday