After 14 months of silence, Israeli and Palestinian leaders are set to hold indirect peace talks. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Ghassan Shabaneh, assistant professor of international studies at Marymount Manhattan College, and Steven Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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With U.S. help, Egypt is erecting a massive iron wall to prevent smugglers from entering Gaza. The tunnel network is used to import civilian goods and military weaponry. The decision to step up anti-smuggling efforts came after Operation Cast Lead. For more on recent events in the Palestinian territories, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Ghassan Shabaneh.
Today Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu proposed a 10-month freeze on settlement construction. For more on the latest announcement, Martin Savidge speaks with Ghassan Shabaneh about how Netanyahu might be trying to prop up Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and why the Palestinians have already rejected Israel's offer.
A war of words between the United States and Iran is growing, just days before the two countries are scheduled to hold their first direct negotiations in three decades. Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses how Arab nations view Iran.
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.
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.
Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the U.S. military's release of Shiite militant Laith al-khazali, suspected of killing five American soldiers in 2007.
The U.S. is demanding that Israel stop building Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the dispute, what steps the Obama administration can take and Obama's meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge hosts a webcasted radio show to discuss the historical roots of the current war in Gaza and the Israeli-Hamas conflict. Listen here.