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CANCELED: Obama and Middle East Peace: Déjà vu?

** Due to inclement weather, this event has been canceled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.**

On the heels of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection—and in anticipation of President Obama’s forthcoming trip to Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan—the New America Foundation's Middle East Task Force will host a discussion on expectations for the visit and for the president’s second term.

We’ll examine the likely motivations for and possible outcomes of the President’s upcoming trip. Is the visit an attempt to reinvigorate his administration’s relationship with Netanyahu, restart peace talks, or an equal effort to achieve both objectives? Is the newly reelected Obama serious about an Israeli-Palestinian settlement? Does the new Israeli government (and a weakened Netanyahu) present a fresh opportunity for dialogue on a settlement? Or, will other regional conflicts take precedence on the agenda?

Join us for an in-depth analysis of these issues and more on March 6.

On Twitter? Follow @MideastChannel to join the conversation online. 


Daniel Levy
Senior Fellow, Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation
Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations

Husam Zomlot (via Skype from Ramallah)
Executive Deputy Commissioner for Foreign Relations Commission, Fatah

Leila Hilal
Director, Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation

Hisham Melham
Washington Bureau Chief, Al Arabiya News Channel

Matt Duss
Policy Analyst and Director of Middle East Progress, Center for American Progress


Event Time and Location

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 9:15am - 10:45am
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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