Arab foreign ministers from 14 nations meeting in Cairo gave Palestinian President Abbas four months to pursue indirect negotiations with Israel. An Israeli government spokesman welcomed the news, saying he hoped Israeli-Palestinian peace talks would resume soon. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Daniel Levy.
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Although President Obama came to office pledging to make the Middle East a priority, little progress has been made in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Martin Savidge speaks with Daniel Levy and Amjad Atallah, the co-directors of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation about the issue.
Political commentators are debating whether Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provided excessive praise for Israel's move to restrain -- rather than end -- settlement building in the West Bank. The state department contends that the U.S. has not actually modified its policy stance. Daljit Dhaliwal talks with Daniel Levy about the latest developments.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that the building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank is "a national necessity." Daniel Levy of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation discusses the issue of settlements and whether or not there will be a freeze on settlement construction.
In a critical week for U.S.-Israeli relations, four prominent American officials are in Israel to discuss key topics such as Iran's nuclear threat and Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Daniel Levy of the New American Foundation discusses developments out of the Middle East.
On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is set to meet with George Mitchell, President Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, about a freeze on settlement building. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses the importance of the settlement issue to the peace process.
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.
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.
They are an odd couple of Israeli politics -- but on Tuesday, hardliner Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, head of the much more liberal Labor Party, joined together to form a new government. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses how the coalition was formed.
Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the hard-line Likud Party who has been asked by the president to form Israel’s next government and become its prime minister.