World Focus Online
July 28, 2009

In a critical week for U.S.-Israeli relations, four prominent American officials are in Israel to discuss key topics such as Irans nuclear threat and Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke of tougher sanctions against Iran as Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak took a tougher approach, making clear that Israel has not ruled out military action.

The U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, traveled to Syria and Egypt.

Daniel Levy, the co-director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation, joins Martin Savidge to discuss developments out of the Middle East.

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