What's Next for the 'Two-State Solution?'
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The newly elected leaders of the US and Israel will meet later this month to tackle the ongoing struggle for peace in the Middle East. Will they agree to disagree on coping with Iran's nuclear program and about a so-called "two-state solution" with the Palestinians? Also, banks get stress test results, and cracking down on tax havens in the Cayman Islands.
Banner image: Israeli President Shimon Peres addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual policy conference yesterday at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Banks Get Stress Test Results, Bernanke Waxes Rosy ()
Can American banks survive a worsening recession without a new influx of federal money? On Thursday, the Obama Administration will finally release the results of so-called "stress tests" designed to answer that question. Binyamin Appelbaum reports for the Washington Post.
What's Next for the 'Two-State Solution?' ()
Israel's elder statesman Shimon Perez went to the White House this morning to prepare the ground for a meeting of two newly elected leaders. President Obama is focused on a "two-state solution" with the Palestinians, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have other ideas. His supporters insist that Iran's nuclear threat is more important than peace talks. The US, Europe and Arab states contend they are inextricably linked. With Obama and Netanyahu scheduled to meet in just two weeks, the diplomatic maneuvering is hot and heavy. We hear a variety of opinions.
- Ron Kampeas: Washington Bureau Chief, JTA
- Ori Nir: Spokesman, Americans for Peace Now
- Caroline Glick: Deputy Managing Editor, Jerusalem Post
- Nadim Rouhana: Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies, Tufts University
The 12,000-Corporation Building on the Cayman Islands ()
President Obama wants to crack down on off-shore tax havens. That's got some people in the Caribbean worried. Yesterday, the President talked about getting rid of tax havens and what the consequences might be. Marty Sullivan is contributing editor at the Tax Analyst, a nonprofit, nonpartisan legal publisher that focuses on tax policy.
- Marty Sullivan: Contributing Editor, Tax Analyst
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