Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani, The Electronic Intifada, 21 February 2009
"CAIRO (IPS) - Egyptians seem at best only cautiously optimistic over the appointment of Senator George Mitchell as United States envoy to the Middle East. Mitchell is mandated chiefly with settling the Arab-Israeli dispute.
"Mitchell's prospects for achieving an acceptable settlement are grim," Ahmed Thabet, political science professor at Cairo University told IPS. "The previous US administration created several facts on the ground which will be very difficult to undo."....."