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.

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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...