President Obama, the Middle East, and the Arab Spring

President Obama, the Middle East, and the Arab Spring

President Obama, the Middle East, and the Arab Spring: The president's proposal for a Palestinian state and efforts to reset relations with the Arab world.

Israel’s President Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a meeting of pro –Israeli lobby group, AIPAC, today. President Obama addressed the group yesterday. He sought to clarify his remarks concerning the pre 1967 borders for a possible Palestinian state,a premise conservative Israelis rejected wholeheartedly. Join us for a conversation on the latest U.S. Israeli tensions as the U.S. seeks to chart a course amid ongoing political uprisings and crackdowns in North Africa and the Middle East.

Guests

Lisa Anderson

president, The American University in Cairo

Hisham Melhem

Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV, and Washington correspondent for "An-Nahar."

Jeremy Ben-Ami

president, J Street
author of "New Voice for Israel, Fighting for the Survival of the Jewish Nation" to be published July, 2011

David Sanger

chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times.

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