The Palestinian legislature is scheduled to vote on a new cabinet to be led by the first Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas. A panel joins guest host Sheila Kast to discuss the new leadership and prospects for the so called ‘road map’ peace plan.


  • Ed Abington former Consul Genral in Jerusalem and political consultant to the Palestinian Authority
  • Shibley Telhami Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, and author of "The Stakes: America in the Middle East" (Westview Press)
  • Martin Indyk vice president for foreign policy, the Brookings Institution.

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