Beilin: Peace possible after Annapolis; Barak "to right of Kadima"

A peace agreement with the Palestinians can be reached during the months following the Annapolis conference, Yossi Beilin, Chairman of the left-wing Meretz party said Sunday. In an interview with Israel Radio, Beilin added that failure at the conference could lead to disaster. Beilin criticized Defense Minister Ehud Barak, saying that in the past few months the Labor party chairman had positioned his party to the right of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Kadima. Barak's recent actions raised doubts as to his intention to forge a peace agreement with the Palestinians, the Meretz chairman said.