International Board Missions

The International Board of the U.S./Middle East Project regularly undertakes visits and consultations with Middle Eastern and European heads of state and with leaders of their business communities and civil society. Recent missions visited with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, King Abdullah of Jordan, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

The subject of these encounters has been Middle East peacemaking, regional economic development, democracy and reform.

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

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Give Up on Netanyahu, Go to the United Nations

The greetings President Obama extended last week to Israel’s new government may have sounded conciliatory, but Mr. Obama no longer entertains any illusions about Israel’s leaders.

In the wake of last month’s election, the longtime peace activists and diplomats who have devoted much of their professional lives to achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are more depressed and demoralized than ever before.

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