Cease-fire in Gaza
August 6, 2014
Guests: Daniel Kurtzer, Khaled Elgindy
The 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza continues to hold into the second day. Delegations for Israel and Hamas are in Cairo to begin talks for a more permanent truce. The war that started four weeks ago has killed 1800 Palestinians and 64 Israeli soldiers and three Israeli civilians. This hour, we look at the cease-fire and the potential for a more lasting peace. Our guests, KHALED ELGINDY and DANIEL KURTZER, have played key roles on both sides of the peace negotiations. Elgindy is a fellow at the Brookings Institution and served as an advisor to the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah. Daniel Kurtzer, a Princeton University professor, served as U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel during his 29 years in the U.S. Foreign Service.