As countries around the world debate over what to call "swine flu," Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge writes about the disease name game.
All Posts Tagged With: "Israel"
Alon Ben-Meir of New York University discusses what's behind the shift in Israel's approach to peace negotiations and the challenges it presents for the Obama administration and the Palestinians.
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.
United Nations aid workers in the Gaza Strip have asked Israel to ease restrictions on aid. Around 80 percent of Palestinians are reliant on aid. The Israeli government does allow aid shipments into Gaza, but fears that opening the borders would allow Hamas to bring weapons into the area.
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.
Dr. Sameeh Shbaib of Birzeit University in the West Bank discusses the latest Palestinian national reconciliation meetings in Cairo with Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim.
From Europe to Latin America, voters elected new leaders and governments during the last few months. Here is a roundup of the newly-elected governments with reactions from bloggers on the ground.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Deborah Amos of National Public Radio discuss the week's top stories: Hillary Clinton's visit to Mexico, Israel's new government and prospects for peace and a troubling new report on ties between Pakistan's intelligence services and the Taliban.
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.
Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner, the former deputy foreign editor of the Washington Post, dissects Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's response to President Obama's video message to Iran and both countries' political positioning.