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‘Doomed to Succeed'? Diplomacy and Grapefruit Juice

The former US Middle East envoy Dennis Ross has released a book on his experiences, called 'Doomed to Succeed', an ironic reference to relations between the US and Israel. He talks to Newsday's Tom Hagler about the book and the challenges of trying to mediate in seemingly intractable negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians - including throwing a notebook at a jug of grapefruit juice all in the name of diplomacy.

(Photo: Dennis Ross. Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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