The Heat: Middle East peace prospects

The Heat

The Heat: Middle East peace prospects

It’s been several years since the breakdown of talks between Palestinians and Israelis. Now come two new initiatives. But can they reignite prospects for peace?

Hopes for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in “serious danger”, according to France’s Foreign Minister.

The comments were made last month at a conference attended by more than 20 countries aimed at reviving the long stalled peace process. Israel was quick to reject the effort – saying that the best way to resolve the conflict is through direct, bilateral negotiations with the Palestinians.

Fast forward to earlier this month when Egypt’s Foreign Minister visited Israel for the first time in nine years – bringing with him a new peace initiative, which had been greeted with more enthusiasm by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

CCTV’s Stephanie Freid in Tel Aviv and Adel El-Mahrouky in Cairo report on the situation.

Tonight’s panel takes a look at the tensions and the prospect of peace in the region:

  • Amotz Asa-El, senior commentator with the Jerusalem Post
  • Laila El-Haddad, author, commentator and advisor to the Palestinian Policy Network
  • Hamoud Salhi, expert on the Middle East, and associate dean at California State University, Dominguez Hills

The Heat: Middle East peace prospects PT 1

The Heat: Middle East peace prospects PT 1

It’s been several years since the breakdown of talks between Palestinians and Israelis. Now come two new initiatives. But can they reignite prospects for peace? CCTV’s Stephanie Freid in Tel Aviv and Adel El-Mahrouky in Cairo report on the situation. Tonight’s panel takes a look at the tensions and the prospect of peace in the region, with Amotz Asa-El, senior commentator with the Jerusalem Post, Laila El-Haddad, author, commentator and advisor to the Palestinian Policy Network and Hamoud Salhi, expert on the Middle East, and associate dean at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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The Heat: Middle East peace prospects PT 2

The Heat: Middle East peace prospects PT 2

Tonight’s panel takes a look at the tensions and the prospect of peace in the region, with Amotz Asa-El, senior commentator with the Jerusalem Post, Laila El-Haddad, author, commentator and advisor to the Palestinian Policy Network and Hamoud Salhi, expert on the Middle East, and associate dean at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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  • Pepper Wingate

    Why not have a two-state solution in France, with part of Paris as the Muslim capital? You seem to think it will work for the Jews in a land that’s been theirs for over 3,000 years. Now, do we really need to include the French in the negotiations? Perhaps we should simply have representatives of Muslim groups meet with our negotiators and then we will present the solution to the French. After all the French really are not committed to finding a peaceful solution and might obstruct the process with unnecessary objections about their own security.