Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has endorsed the idea of a Palestinian state for the first time, but with tough conditions and a refusal to stop building in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses the announcement and Israel's reaction to the Iranian election.
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In the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes to explore how the new U.S. administration is changing relations with Israel, discussing Netanyahu's difficult position and the Israeli reaction to the meeting.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for two hours at the White House on Monday. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses the issues raised at the meeting, including dealing with Iran and efforts to get Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations.
While visiting Bethlehem, Pope Benedict XVI used the symbolism of his first official visit to what Christians consider to be the birthplace of Jesus to endorse the creation of a Palestinian state. Mary Boys of the Union Theological Seminary discusses the pope’s relations with Jews and Muslims and how his trip is being perceived on all sides.
Israel's new conservative government says the country will not move ahead with peace talks with the Palestinians until the U.S. makes progress in stopping Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner takes a look at Israel's new approach, which diverges significantly from the Obama administration's.
The Obama administration's special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, is on his first mission to Israel since Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses what may come of this delicate diplomatic mission.
Amjad Atallah of the New America Foundation discusses U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement that the U.S. will send two representatives to Syria and the significance of her talks with Israeli leaders.