Prospects for a Lasting Peace in the Middle East J. Bonner Ritchie has been a longtime teacher and consultant on the Middle East ? with governments, ministers, reporters, and even the Palestinian Liberation Organization. In this guided conversation, he will share his insights into the current crisis in Israel, especially with regard to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Can we realistically hope for peace? Who will be the likely leaders of a truly lasting peace accord? How might we in the U.S. help? Has Yassar Arafat lost all of his credibility as a player in the peace process?