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July 18, 2014

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The multiple foreign policy challenges facing the Obama administration including the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. Also, the latest on the investigation into the Malaysian Airlines crash. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times, Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy; Michael Crowley, TIME

 

Obama Pushes Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

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One of Secretary of State John Kerry's priorities during his tenure has been to pursue a new peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, and now as a new wave of violence and rocket attacks has risen up between Israel and Gaza, Kerry is considering a trip to the Middle East to pursue a cease-fire. But this isn't the first time the United States has tried to end the conflict.

Middle East Peace Talks in 2000

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As hostility mounts in the Middle East, the United States must once again consider what role to play in preserving the peace.  U.S. presidents have a long history of intervening in Israeli and Palestinian conflict.

July 11, 2014

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President Obama proposed a $3.7 billion plan to address the surge of illegal immigrants, the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas, and Germany's decision to expel a CIA station chief in Berlin in response to more cases of U.S. Joining Gwen Ifill: Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post; Fawn Johnson, National Journal; Mark Mazetti, New York Times; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News

April 25, 2014

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Obama's four-nation tour of Asia, Israel's decision to suspend Mid-East peace talks, the SCOTUS decision to uphold Michigan’s affirmative action ban at public universities, the Justice Dept.'s effort to make select prisoners eligible for presidential clemency grants. Joining Gwen: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Carrie Johnson, NPR; Joan Biskupic, Reuters.

 

Syria Says Alleged Israeli Attack 'Opens Door to All Possibilities'

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Syria's information minister warns of retaliation after air strikes destroyed military targets.

Attacks Fuel Debate Over U.S.-Led Effort

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The apparent ease with which Israel struck missile sites and, by Syrian accounts, a major military research center near Damascus in recent days has stoked debate in Washington about whether American-led airstrikes are the logical next step to cripple President Bashar al-Assad’s ability to counter the rebel forces or use chemical weapons.

March 22, 2013

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President Barack Obama travels to the Middle East to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts amidst concerns over Iran and Syria. Also, the Republican party's self-analysis of the brutal 2012 election and the political balance shifts on the same-sex marriage issue.  Joining Gwen: John Harris, Politico; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; David Sanger, New York Times; and Tom Gjelten, NPR.

November 23, 2012

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The panelists review the role of the Obama administration in brokering the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire agreement in Gaza.  Also, we examine the post-election politics behind the looming fiscal cliff crisis. Plus, what factors could slow down the U.S. economic recovery. Joining Pete Williams of NBC News: Peter Baker, New York Times; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; and Jim Tankersley, National Journal.  

Gaza’s grim prophecy

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