The Heat discusses prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace

The Heat

Violence, death, threats and extreme tension have marked the past month in Jerusalem, as Palestinians and Israelis clashed on the streets. At stake is a two-state solution. The bargaining chips are Jerusalem’s holiest sites. The players are political and religious leaders on all sides.

CCTV America’s Stephanie Freid explained why the situation is grim, and how it got that way.

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Sweden is the first Western European country to recognize Palestine. Israel announced controversial new settlement plans. And sporadic violence continues in Jerusalem over Palestinian access to holy sites. CCTV's Stephanie Freid explained why the situation is grim, and how it got that way.

Sweden became the first Western European nation to officially recognize the state of Palestine, prompting Israel to recall its ambassador to Stockholm. From Brussels we heard from a leading proponent of recognition and a Swedish member of the EU parliament, Jytte Guteland.

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Sweden became the first Western European nation to officially recognize the state of Palestine, prompting Israel to recall its Ambassador to Stockholm. From Brussels we heard from a leading proponent of recognition and a Swedish member of the EU parliament, Jytte Guteland.

Hanan Ashwari is a member of the PLO Executive Committee and the first woman elected to the Palestinian National Council. She talked with us from Ramallah.

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Sweden is the first Western European country to recognize Palestine. Israel announced controversial new settlement plans. And sporadic violence continues in Jerusalem over Palestinian access to holy sites. Hanan Ashwari is a member of the PLO Executive Committee and the first woman elected to the Palestinian National Council. She talked with us from Ramallah.

Paul Hirschson is a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He joined us from Tel Aviv.

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Sweden is the first Western European country to recognize Palestine. Israel announced controversial new settlement plans. And sporadic violence continues in Jerusalem over Palestinian access to holy sites. Paul Hirschson is a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He talked with Anand Niadoo from Tel Aviv.