Israel and Hamas fought to a stand-still in Gaza in their latest conflict. Neither side won, but neither side was defeated either. And, in the end, Israel may regret that the whole conflict may lead to a stronger Palestine.
Israel is holding hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists, who were halted on their way to Gaza by the Israeli Navy. The incident has led to criticism of Israel from the international community and worldwide protests.
President Obama immediately named former Senate majority leader George Mitchell as special envoy to the Middle East and former United Nations ambassador Richard Holbrooke as envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, making it clear foreign policy is a priority.
For an assessment of how this will end and what America's responsibility will be under an Obama Administration, we are joined by Daniel Levy. Mr. Levy is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Initiative at the New America Foundation.
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