Worldfocus' Mohammad Al-Kassim looks at headlines from Middle East news outlets, including: a talk-show host's critical assessment of President Obama's first year in office; a legendary football rivalry; and a prediction about a third intifada.
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One of President Obama's first major initiatives was to revive the Middle East peace process. A year later there is some movement toward a resumption of talks. To take a deeper look at the issues, Alon Ben-Meir, a senior fellow at New York University's School of Global Affairs, joins Daljit Dhaliwal.
U.S. President Barack Obama brought together the Israeli and Palestinian leaders in New York on Tuesday. Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the significance of the meeting for the peace process.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell failed to reach an agreement about Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses prospects for a broader Middle East peace deal. Tell us what you think.
On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and George Mitchell, the Obama administration's special envoy to the Middle East, met in New York. Israel may be open to a freeze on settlement building. Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses how Palestinians view the settlement issue.
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.
On Tuesday, sirens blared as Israel conducted a nationwide drill aimed at preparing citizens in the event of missile attacks, suicide bombings and natural disasters. Israeli bloggers shared their experiences and wondered about the meaning behind the drills.
Under pressure from the U.S., Israel has begun dismantling small settler outposts built in the West Bank without formal government authorization. Worldfocus partner The Media Line reports on the rising tensions from one tiny settlement outpost, built illegally by a small group of Jews.
On Monday, Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian workers in one town on the West Bank as a protest against the removal of several settler squatter camps by the government. Ron Huldai, the mayor of Tel Aviv, discusses how people in his city view the settlement movement in the West Bank and Tel Aviv's efforts to promote coexistence.