In 2002, Saudi King Abdullah proposed a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian territories. In exchange for peace with the Arab world, Israel would withdraw from the occupied territories and a Palestinian state would be established. Harvard Law Professor and author of "The Rise and Fall of the Islamic State
," Noah Feldman joins The Takeaway for a look at what parts of the so-called Arab Peace Initiative the Obama administration is likely to embrace.
"President Bush was so heavily criticized, regionally and globally for not paying attention to the Middle East, that President Obama has to engage even though his advisers and people in the region all know that the odds of success right now are extremely low."
— Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman