More than 80 people are dead in more than a week of violence in Israel. A panel talks about what sparked the violence, how leaders Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat are handling the crisis, and what role the US may have in restoring order to the area and moving toward peace.


  • Hisham Melhem Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV, and Washington correspondent for "An-Nahar"
  • Judith Kipper Middle East expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Khalil Jahshan executive director, Pepperdine University's Washington Internship Program; former executive vice president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
  • Patrick Clawson deputy director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and co-author of "Eternal Iran."

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