Robin Wright, currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson center, former journalist. Aaron David Miller, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson center. And Samer S. Shehata , a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson center and assistant professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University.


President Obama has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority; and he received King Abdullah of Jordan in Washington, and was in Saudi Arabia and Egypt in June. He is trying to alter the negative image and perception of the U.S. in the region. He has gained the good will of the people, but not yet their trust. Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Wilson Center's Middle East Program talks with Robin Wright, Aaron Miller and Samer Shehata of the Wilson Center about whether President Obama will be able to broker a peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis.