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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

Weekly Show

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

Weekly Show

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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Obama, showing support for Israel, gains new leverage over Netanyahu

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In the fractious relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, the shoe may have just shifted to the other foot.

Clinton to visit Middle East in move to defuse Gaza conflict

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President Obama sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East on Tuesday to try to defuse the conflict in Gaza, the White House announced.

The path to war with Iran

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In an endless campaign season filled with forgettable speeches and debates, few Americans will recall March 4, 2012 as particularly noteworthy. On that Sunday afternoon President Barack Obama appeared before the America Israel Public Affairs Committee, where he was expected to give a boilerplate talk about close U.S.-Israeli ties. Instead Obama announced a new policy that put the United States and Iran on a collision course from which neither side has veered.

Israeli sharpens call for United States to set Iran trigger

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel inserted himself into the most contentious foreign policy issue of the American presidential campaign on Tuesday, criticizing the Obama administration for refusing to set clear “red lines” on Iran’s nuclear progress that would prompt the United States to undertake a military strike. As a result, he said, the administration has no “moral right” to restrain Israel from taking military action of its own.

Platforms reveal deep divide on hot-button issues

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While the economy dominates this presidential election, issues such as abortion, immigration, regulation, and—in a sudden and startling reversal of Democratic platform language—God and Israel, have added a dose of intrigue to the conventions.