Nearly a month into the fighting, the U.S. works toward a diplomatic solution in the war between Israel and Hezbollah. We'll have the very latest from across the Middle East on military and diplomatic developments.
Israel launched a new ground offensive into Lebanon this week as it attempts to eliminate the Hezbollah missile threat, but civilian casualties increased international pressure for an immediate ceasefire. Meanwhile, the U.S. is urgently working with other world powers at the U.N. Security Council to create a multinational force that can ensure any cease-fire will hold. What are the prospects for ending the fighting soon? Also, how much damage have the Israelis done to Hezbollah’s capabilities and what are the ramifications for the U.S. interests in the Middle East? For answers on how the conflict can be resolved, we will speak with top Lebanese, Israeli and U.S. leaders. Joining us on Sunday to discuss the latest news are U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, Counselor to the Lebanese Prime Minister Mohamad Chatah, and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Danny Ayalon.
We will then take a look at the larger foreign policy picture with two leading thinkers and policymakers in American politics, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE). With Iran in pursuit of nuclear weapons, growing sectarian violence in Iraq, and the ongoing Israeli-Lebanese conflict, what are the implications for U.S. goals in the region? Is the current Israeli campaign against Hezbollah achieving dividends for the U.S. or only radicalizing the Arab public? And how will the regional strife effect domestic politics?
Our FOX News Sunday panel will then provide its analysis of the developments out of the Middle East and Washington. The Sunday panel will include Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes and National Journal’s White House Correspondent Alexis Simendinger.
Finally, our power player of the week — Lt. Col. Barbara Springer, the chief of physical therapy at Walter Reed Medical Center, patches up the bodies and spirits of U.S. Iraq War veterans.
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