Former head of Israeli security pushes for Middle East peace

Former head of Israeli security pushes for Middle East peace
Former head of Israeli security pushes for Middle East peace

Former head of Israeli security pushes for Middle East peace

As tensions rise between the U.S. and the Israeli government over a possible Iranian nuclear deal, the issue of renewed Middle East Peace talks has receded in the news. But some Israeli officials are still focused on a peace settlement between Israelis and Palestinians. We'll talk with Carmi Gillon about the prospects for peace. He headed the Israeli Shin Bet security service in the 1990's - during the Oslo Peace Process through Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination. Gillon was recently featured in The Gatekeepers, a 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary about Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory from the perspective of the six living former heads of the Shin Bet. Gillon was in Chicago to speak on behalf of J-Street, a Jewish-American political lobby group. (PHOTO: Wikimedia/Arie Gal)