Middle East peace process
May 25, 2011 — Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi said on April 29 that this would soon happen. Many Egyptians want to get humanitarian aid to Palestinians. Israel, though, fears the move will strengthen Hamas.
May 20, 2011 — One day after President Obama said the U.S. wants those lines to be the basis for peace talks, the Israeli prime minister repeated his opposition. Obama said he still believes "it is possible to shape a deal."
May 20, 2011 — Few things are dissected as carefully and debated as passionately as what a U.S. president says about the Middle East peace process. Obama's statement that the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on pre-1967 lines is getting scrutinized.
May 13, 2011 — The former senator was appointed to the post on President Obama's second full day in office. In recent months, his work has slowed considerably because of the upheaval in Arab countries.