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By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Just hours after stepping down as British prime minister Wednesday, Tony Blair was tapped by the European Union, Russia, the United States and the United Nations to head international efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.
President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met Tuesday to discuss their support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah while looking ahead to the possibility of two separate Palestines. Foreign policy analysts comment on the situation.
The U.S. State Department said Monday it would lift an economic and political embargo on the Palestinian government following the expulsion of Hamas militants. Foreign policy analysts examine the development.
Forty years ago, Israel entered the Six-Day War, the beginning of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Two regional experts give their perspectives on the Middle East then and now.
By PBS NewsHour
In a harsh assessment of Israel's war with Hezbollah last July, an independent panel accused Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of "severe failure in the lack of judgment, responsibility and caution."…
A three-party summit involving the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the first in more than four years, ended Monday with no tangible headway. From Jerusalem, Jeffrey Brown interviews local reporters about the weekend's meetings and prospects for peace.
In the days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for early parliamentary elections on Saturday, deadly fighting between rival Hamas and Fatah factions continued throughout the Gaza region.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in the Middle East on a mission to revive peace talks, urged Israelis and Palestinians to extend a tentative cease-fire implemented this week.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with President Bush Monday and reiterated that he is open to negotiations with the Palestinian government if it recognizes Israel and renounces violence. Experts discuss the conflict and its future.
Israeli troops killed six Palestinian militants in Gaza Wednesday in what the army and witnesses called the largest military offensive since Israel re-entered the territory in June.
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