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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…

April 21, 2009

Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and U.S. National Security Symposium: A View from the Hill

Watch Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) offer his view of the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan and his assessment of President Barack Obama's new strategy for the region. This conversation was pa…

September 13, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Khalidi: New Palestinian Unity Government ’Could Be Significant’

Rashid Khalidi, an expert on Palestinian politics, says the announcement that Fatah and Hamas factions have agreed on a unity government could help end the economic crisis in the Palestinian areas an…

November 13, 2006

Conflict Prevention
Makovsky: Iran Possible ‘Sore Point’ in U.S.-Israeli Relations

David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says there is potential “good news” in the reports of a new, technocrat cabinet to replace the Hamas government in the Palestinian Authority. But Makovs…

November 29, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Siegman: Olmert’s Latest Speech Marks New Conciliatory Tone to Palestinians But ‘Magic Word’ Missing

Henry Siegman, a leading expert on Israeli-Palestinian affairs, says Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s recent speech reflected a “surprisingly radical change in tone,” but in substance “it’s quite true th…

June 15, 2009

Climate Change
Climate Change and American Foreign Policy: Security Challenges, Diplomatic Opportunities

Watch Senator John F. Kerry speak about global climate change, its implications for international security, and the diplomatic opportunities it presents.

May 14, 2008

Palestinian Territories
Probe into Olmert’s Finances Imperils Israeli-Palestinian Peace Outline

David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says there is concern a forced resignation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could unravel his efforts on Palestinian peace.

December 29, 2008

Palestinian Territories
Israel-Palestinian Crisis Explodes onto Obama’s Agenda

Steven A. Cook, CFR’s leading Middle East expert, says the latest attacks by Israel against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip were "not surprising" given the renewed rocket attacks on southern Israel f…