NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with University of Maryland professor Shibley Telhami about how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affects the political landscape for Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu.
MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:
Israelis and Palestinians are locked in the worst violence in years. Night after night, the sky over Israel and Gaza lights up with bombs and rockets. More than 200 Palestinians have died, and at least 10 are dead in Israel. And the fighting is tied up, among other things, with election politics on both sides. The hostilities are changing the way Israelis and Palestinians view their political leaders. We’re going to talk about that with Shibley Telhami. He is a professor at the University of Maryland and a senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.
Shibley Telhami, welcome back to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.
SHIBLEY TELHAMI: My…