Is Peace Really Possible Between Israel and Palestine?

Friday, September 03, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Special Envoy George Mitchell, President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (9/2/2010) (Jason Reed/Getty)

For the first time in 20 months, leaders from Israel and Palestine met at the negotiating table to try to broker a peace agreement. The leaders came together in Washington, D.C. to take part in talks mediated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As the U.S. representative, Secretary Clinton was clear in her message – the U.S. can bring the parties to the table, but it is up to Israeli and Palestinian leaders to find a solution. President Obama said, on Wednesday, that "the only path to lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians is direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians."

We talk with Michael Oren, Ambassador for Israel to the United States. "Peace takes courage," he says.




Ambassador Michael Oren

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

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