Obama’s Middle East team: old problems, new style
The U.S. president's second-term team of secretaries and emissaries - including the major appointment of 'blank slate' Philip Gordon - augurs a new involvement in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, though not necessarily on the part of Obama himself.
One of the questions that occupies Israel and the Palestinians before U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to the region in about two weeks time is what his policy on the peace process will be during his second term. Obama is not expected to present a new policy during his visit, but the new composition of his Middle East affairs team looks like it will bring a different approach and style to the talks with both...
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