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February 4, 2003

Israel
Indyk Sees Opportunities for Mideast Peace Once Saddam is Ousted

Martin Indyk says the ouster of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein will present “new opportunities” for promoting peace talks between Israel and Palestinians. A former diplomat who twice served a…

March 22, 2006

Elections and Voting
Makovsky: Olmert Likely to Head New Israeli Government in Coalition with Labor

David Makovsky, a leading expert on Israeli politics, says the upcoming election is likely to result in a government headed by acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who will lead his Kadima Party in a c…

March 29, 2006

Elections and Voting
Siegman: Some Major Surprises in Israeli Election

Henry Siegman, CFR’s leading expert on Israeli and Palestinian affairs, says Israel’s parliamentary elections held some major surprises, although Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has emerged as expe…

November 1, 2007

Palestinian Territories
Makovsky: Rice’s Efforts to Convene Israeli-Palestinian Conference Are ‘Iffy’

Political analyst David Makovsky says chances for success by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in putting together a package that warrants holding a Middle East conference remain uncertain.

May 5, 2009

Israel
A Conversation with Tzipi Livni

JACOB WEISBERG: (In progress) -- introduce Tzipi Livni. She went into politics in the 1990s and was elected to the Knesset in Israel in 1999 as a member of the Likud Party. She joined Kadima, which…

May 5, 2009

Israel
A Conversation with Tzipi Livni

Watch Kadima Party Chair Tzipi Livni express her views on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and policy toward Iran.

March 23, 2009

Israel
Uncertainty in Israeli Politics

Steven A. Cook, a Middle East expert, examines what a new Israeli government might mean for the country’s political leaders and the regional peace process.

February 20, 2009

Israel
Prospects for a Centrist ’Grand Coalition’ in Israel

Gerald Steinberg, an adviser to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, says many in Israel, himself included, would prefer that Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the Likud Party, form a "a broad, centrist-based…

June 15, 2009

Israel
Netanyahu Speech Aimed to Ease U.S. Relations, Unlikely to Assuage Palestinians

Aaron David Miller, a former senior U.S. negotiator in the Mideast, says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closely watched speech on June 14 "was less about pursuing Arab-Israeli peace and …

January 19, 2010

Turkey
Gaza and Strains in Israeli-Turkish Relations

New strains in the Israeli-Turkish relationship stem from Turkey’s concerns over conditions in Gaza and sloppy diplomacy on both sides, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.