U.S. military bases in the Middle East are on high alert, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak officially suspended peace talks, and Arab nations condemned violence but affirmed their support for a Palestinian state. A panel talks about the evolving crisis in Israel and the Palestinian territories and the future of the peace process.


  • Hisham Melhem Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV, and Washington correspondent for "An-Nahar"
  • Mamoun Fandy syndicated columnist and author of "Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Dissent"
  • Geoffrey Kemp the Nixon Center
  • David Makovsky senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and co-author with Dennis Ross of "Myths, Illusions and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East"

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