LIVE STREAM: The Middle East Comes to Washington


Today at 11:45 am EST, we will stream an event titled “The Middle East Comes to Town — Expectations for Obama’s Visits with Netanyahu, Abbas, and Mubarak” taking place at the New America Foundation. It will end at approximately 1:30 pm.
The event is billed with this hopeful bit:

On the eve of the trips to Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the Obama administration will begin to articulate and get into the weeds on a new Middle East peace policy.

We’ll see.
New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force Directors Daniel Levy and Amjad Atallah will be joined by Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, and Rob Malley, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at the International Crisis Group.
Elise Labott, State Department Producer for CNN, will moderate the session.
I will be watching it from Berlin — perhaps live — but at least later when the video is posted online.
— Steve Clemons


2 comments on “LIVE STREAM: The Middle East Comes to Washington

  1. mary says:

    I am literally stunned at the revelation in the Amira Hass piece
    that the Oslo Accords allowed Israel to shake off its obligations as
    an occupying power. I thought the Oslo Accords failed?
    I edited an international law review in school. Ever since the Iraq
    war started and I began seeing these weird interpretations of
    international law, laughable abrogations really, I wondered where
    these theories were coming from. Since the Gaza assault, I have
    come to the realization that the twisting and ruination of the
    fundamental principles of international law originally emanated
    from Israel and migrated here. Think the migration of the warped
    principles from Guantanomo Bay to Iraq, writ large.
    We have got to stop supporting this.


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