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It's hard to keep the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, out of the headlines.The one thing in which Blair doesn't appear to be making any headlines is in his role as peace envoy for the Middle East Quartet. Blair's latest visit begs the question: What have Blair's trips to Jerusalem and elsewhere in the Middle East, after almost seven years as envoy, actually achieved?In the seven years since Blair became Quartet envoy, private investment in the Palestinian territories has averaged a mere 15 percent of GDP, way below standard rates in other small developing countries.Blair has also visited both countries in his role as envoy.It should be noted that these negotiations, aimed at removing some Israeli restrictions on movement and goods, will not include the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, with its 1.6 million inhabitants, or 40 percent of the population of Palestinian areas.
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