Talk of war is widespread in the Middle Eastern press recently, with many speculating about a possible outbreak of hostilities not only between Israel and Hamas, but Israel and Syria, or Iran and a host of adversaries. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim offers a roundup from around the region.
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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 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.
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.
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.