|CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
April 4, 1997
in this forum:
Can Arabs and Israelis share Jerusalem? What can President Clinton do? What effect has Hamas had on the peace process? Can Israeli policy be compared to Hitler's? What role does AIPAC play in U.S. support for Israel? Can the United Nations contribute to acheiving peace and security?
March 24, 1997:
Margaret Warner talks withShlomo Gur of the Israeli Embassy and Khalil Foutah of the PLO.
March 4, 1997:
Charles Krause talks with Hanan Ashrawi, a senior Arafat advisor.
February 13, 1997:
Charles Krause discusses Clinton and Netanyahu's meeting with Dore Gold, foreign policy aide to Netanyahu.
January 15, 1997:
Jim Lehrer leads a discussion of the Hebron deal.
December 18, 1996:
Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski debate a critical letter sent by eight former U.S. foreign policy chiefs to Israel. -
October 15, 1996:
Warren Christopher talks about the peace process.
October 2, 1996:
A NewsHour interview with U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk.
October 1, 1996:
A NewHour look at the emergency White House Peace Summit between Netanyahu and Arafat.
May 31, 1996:
Israeli Election Forum : The NewsHour's Charles Krause answered questions on Netanyahu's victory.
May 23, 1996:
Seeing the Future : a look at the Israeli elections.
Browse the NewsHour's coverage of the Middle-East.
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Palestine's Home Page
The Jerusalem Post
Cy Safdari of New York, NY asks:
Please comment on the role of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in garnering U.S. support for Israel.
Muhammad Hallaj responds:
AIPAC has played a dual role in influencing U.S. policy in the Middle East. First, to make the U.S. national interest subservient to Israeli needs and ambitions in the region. Second, to stifle within Congress any meaningful debate about U.S. Middle East policy in order that the logic and rationale of blind support for Israel is not questioned.
Amos Perlmutter responds:
AIPAC is an Israeli lobby. There is an Arab lobby and a thousand other lobbies who all garner support for their different interests.