The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in a New Arab World

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in a New Arab World

Unrest and regime change in the Arab world pose new challenges for Middle East peace.

The democracy movements spreading across the Arab world have placed the region in turmoil. But they have also created an opening for a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. That's what President Obama suggested after meeting this week with Israeli President Shimon Peres. "He and I both share a belief that this is both a challenge and an opportunity," Obama said, "that with the winds of change blowing through the Arab world, it's more urgent than ever that we try to seize the opportunity to create a peaceful solution between the Palestinians and the Israelis." Many Middle East analysts are highly skeptical. We'll talk about the challenges for Israel and the U.S. in resolving the long-standing Palestinian conflict in a changing Middle East.


Aaron David Miller

a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and former adviser to Republican and Democratic secretaries of state; author of the forthcoming book "Can America Have Another Great President?"

Greg Myre

senior editor, NPR's Morning Edition; co-author of "This Burning Land."

James Zogby

president of the Arab American Institute; author "Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters."

Please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct and Terms of Use before posting your comments.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.