For years, the United States has invested significant political capital in attempting to broker a peaceful resolution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. However, these attempts have largely failed. Israel’s occupation is more entrenched than most Americans realize, and Palestinian politics appear increasingly splintered. Many commentators and policymakers now believe a two-state solution is no longer viable. In this podcast, Khaled Elgindy identifies two main blind spots that have hobbled America’s role as an effective mediator: Israeli power and Palestinian politics.

Participants include:

  • Khaled Elgindy, nonresident fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Michael Wahid Hanna, senior fellow, The Century Foundation