Last week Sweden recognized Palestine as a state. This week, the Israeli government approved plans to build new homes in East Jerusalem.Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, joins us to discuss what the latest developments mean for the peace process.
Although Turkey's role in the fight against ISIS remains complicated, this week the country offered more assistance in training moderate Syrian rebels. We'll discuss Turkey's place in the actions against ISIS with political science professor Michael M. Gunter.
Syrian and Iraqi refugees are pouring into Europe to escape ongoing conflicts in their countries. We'll discuss how Europe has been handling the influx with Elizabeth Collett, director of Migration Policy Institute Europe.
In a statement today, President Obama said a group like the Islamic State "has no place in the 21st century." Today we'll talk to Steven Simon, a fellow at the Middle East Institute, about the ISIS threat to surrounding countries and what can the U.S. do about it.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire that could lead to talks for a longer-lasting peace agreement. We'll talk to the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, Roey Gilad, about the potential for a political solution to the current conflict.
If Russia does not agree to cooperate with the investigation of Malaysian airlines flight 17, the EU is considering tougher sanctions. EU ambassadors are meeting in Brussels today to consider a series of tighter restrictions on Russia. We'll get an update from Brussels.
Israel sent ground troops in to Gaza on Thursday in an expressed effort to secure tunnels it says are used by Hamas fighters to smuggle arms and gain access into Israel. We'll get an update on the humanitarian situation inside Gaza.