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...