In the Middle East, Hillary Clinton has walked into the familiar buzz-saw of Arab-Israeli politics, and Congress is about to condemn the UN's "Goldstone Report." What's happening to President Obama's "new start" with the Muslim world? Also, President Hamid Karzai takes office in Afghanistan, and some powerful Senators want Christian Science prayer treatments covered by health insurance. What about the separation of church and state?
Banner image: Secretary Clinton meets with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Jerusalem. Photo: Matty Stern US Embassy Tel Aviv, October 31, 2009