At Colby for the annual Mitchell Lecture, special envoy for the Middle East GeorgeMitchell emphasized the role of patience in peace negotiations and reflected on his work in northern Ireland. “I was asked not just once or dozens of times but literally hundreds of times, when was I returning to the United States because it was obvious that my mission had failed.”
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See also:
Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Oct. 23

Jerusalem Post, Oct. 23

Arutz Shiva (Israel), Oct. 23

Morning Sentinel, Oct. 23

Ynetnews (Israel), Oct. 23

Associated Press, Oct. 22