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U.S. Relations with Israel and Middle East Policy

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As violence continued to rage in Baghdad and around Iraq, President Bush met with Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert here in Washington yesterday. The two leaders have a lot to talk about: Iraq spiraling out of control, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and last summer’s war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Joining me here in studio to tackle these questions:

David Makovsky, at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Shibley Telhami, professor at the University of Maryland and nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Anthony Shadid, reporter for the Washington Post.

Good morning, gentleman.

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