CRISIS IN GAZA

 

The Israeli-Hamas cease-fire has held so far, but "the important thing is to build on this truce ... to get a viable Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement in place," founding director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian said in a Nov. 24, 2012, CNN interview.  If the truce is "only to be broken a year or two down the road, then I do not think this is a successful outcome."

In a previous interview with CNN, the ambassador described the violence in Gaza as "a play enacted time and time again ... There is no military solution."  A peace agreement, he said, is "the only structural way out."

In an interview with The Daily Wrap, The Wall Street Journal"s nationally syndicated show, Djerejian noted challenges unfolding in the region, including the lack of forward movement in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations; the Palestinian Authority"s move to seek nonmember state status for Palestine in the United Nations; the ongoing crisis in Syria; the ticking clock of Iran"s nuclear threat; and the countries whose national security interests are impacted by these developments. "This is a time for very coordinated multilateral action on the part of key countries," he said.

  • View Djerejian's Nov. 19, 2012, interview with CNN's Judy Woodruff, above. 
  • Listen to Djerejian"s interview on the Wall Street Journal Daily Wrap. The ambassador's segment starts at 20:48.
  • View Djerejian's Nov. 17, 2012, CNN "Saturday Morning" interview on the violence in Gaza here.
  • View Djerejian's Nov. 24, 2012, CNN interview on the Gaza cease-fire here.

 

 

A full list of Ambassador Djerejian's media clips is below.

 

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

[back to top]

 

Egypt

[back to top]

 

Syria

[back to top]

 

Middle East

[back to top]

 

Iran

[back to top]

 

Libya

[back to top]

 

President Obama's June 22, 2011, speech on the way forward in Afghanistan

[back to top]

 

President Obama's May 19, 2011, Middle East policy speech

[back to top]

 

Osama bin Laden

[back to top]