• May 23, 2017  

    President Trump spent four days in the Middle East on a visit packed with high-stakes meetings with several regional leaders. Before departing for Rome, Mr. Trump met with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, but did not explicitly endorse the two-state solution, which has been U.S. policy for more than a quarter century. John Yang reports. Continue reading

  • April 17, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, South Korea’s recently ousted President Park Geun-hye was indicted on charges of bribery, extortion and abuse of power. If convicted, she could face life in prison. Also, hundreds of Palestinians within Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike Monday in the largest such demonstration in five years. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a joint news conference Feb. 15 at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSYUDS
    February 15, 2017  

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side, President Trump served notice that he’s not wedded to long-standing U.S. support for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, and Brookings Institute’s Tamara Wittes. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2016  

    In foreign affairs, it was not a quiet few days leading up to the New Year’s weekend — from Secretary of State John Kerry’s blunt parting speech about Israel to President Obama’s announcement of retaliation against the Kremlin for election hacking. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with New York Times columnist David Brooks and David Corn of Mother Jones about the week in politics. Continue reading

  • December 28, 2016  

    Secretary of State John Kerry in a farewell speech blamed Israel’s settler movement and its “most right-wing government ever” for rejecting a two-state solution, explaining why the U.S. decided not to veto a UN resolution. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired back, saying Kerry focused “obsessively” on settlements. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • December 28, 2016  

    With Secretary of State John Kerry’s tough, parting words on Israel and the recent UN Security Council resolution vote, former State Department officials James Jeffrey and Ilan Goldberg join Hari Sreenivasan to examine the state of relations between the two countries and what may come next under the Trump administration. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2016  

    Amos Oz grew up in Israel in the early years of its statehood. Now, in his first book in over a decade, the writer looks back at that time through the eyes of three characters — each at a different life stage and with a distinctive attitude toward the new state. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Oz to discuss his writing process, the “gift of literature” and prospects for a two-state solution. Continue reading

  • December 23, 2016  

    The United States has broken with decades of diplomacy by abstaining on a U.N. rebuke of Israel, rather than vetoing it in support of its longtime ally. The Security Council voted 14 to 0 that Israel is committing a “flagrant violation” of international law by building settlements on land Palestinians want. Judy Woodruff speaks with Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, about the decision. Continue reading

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    Under heavy Israeli pressure, Egypt called off a planned vote in the Security Council hours before it was to take place. In the diplomatic activity ahead of the postponement, both Netanyahu and Trump issued nearly identical statements urging the U.S. to veto the measure. Continue reading

  • October 26, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the city of Quetta virtually was closed down as residents mourned the death of 61 victims of Tuesday’s massacre at a police academy. Both an Islamic State affiliate and a Taliban splinter group have claimed responsibility for the attack. Also, the Taliban is denying it kidnapped and killed 26 civilians in Afghanistan, who were abducted in a remote province on Tuesday. Continue reading

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