After testifying to Congress on Thursday about Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will leave for the Middle East on Friday. Her first stops are Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories as she tries to revive the peace process at a time when Palestinian factions are on the verge of civil war and Israelis have lost confidence in their government. We ask both sides if internal conflicts make this the right time for compromise on their most basic issues. Will Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia make helpful concessions because they’re worried about Iran? Does the road to regional stability run through Jerusalem instead of Baghdad after all? We speak with journalists, Palestinians and Israelis, including a former advisor to Ariel Sharon.
Another Effort at Middle East Peace
- Steven Erlanger - New York Times - @StevenErlanger
- Mousa Qous - Arabic Media Coordinator, Miftah
- Raanan Gissin - Fellow, Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center
- Mouin Rabbani - Institute for Palestine Studies - @jadaliyya
- Daniel Levy - European Council on Foreign Relations - @ecfr