U.S. Special Envoy George Mitchell with Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak before their meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel July 26, 2009.

U.S. Special Envoy George Mitchell with Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak before their meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel July 26, 2009.

U.S special envoy George Mitchell’s Middle East trip was put on hold because Israel would not halt plans for the building of new residences in East Jerusalem. The latest on the dispute and what it could mean for U.S. objectives in the region.

Guests

  • Ziad Asali president and founder of The American Task Force on Palestine.
  • 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."
  • Aaron David Miller public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; former adviser to six U.S. Secretaries of State on Arab-Israeli negotiations; author, most recently of "The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace."

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