Senator Dianne Feinstein Tells Pacific Council on International Policy That for Bush Administration to Leave Legacy, Israeli-Palestinian Settlement Must Pass

Aug 22, 2007, 01:00 ET from Pacific Council on International Policy

    CENTURY CITY, Calif., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly two
 hundred members and guests of the Pacific Council on International Policy
 gathered last night to hear Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) wide-ranging
 survey of U.S. Policy in the Middle East.
     Feinstein says U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice should be given
 more time to devote to the Israel-Palestine peace deal. With less than a
 year-and-a-half left in office, Feinstein says passing a settlement bill is
 the Bush Administration's best option for leaving a foreign policy legacy.
 Referring to brokering a peace deal in the region, Feinstein says she told
 Rice, "Go there for four months if you have to. Go there and get it done."
     Senator Feinstein engaged in an onstage interview with Executive Vice
 President and Editor of the Los Angeles Times, Jim O'Shea, and was
 introduced by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Partner, the Honorable Mel Levine.
 KTTV Channel 11 News Anchor Christine Devine emceed the event.
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