Middle East Quartet: will Israel listen?
Vitaly Naumkin, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences
Today our guest is Vitaly Naumkin. A meeting of the quartet of Middle East peace mediators - the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the U.S. - will take place in Moscow on March 19. The meeting will probably be overshadowed by the U.S. spat with Israel over a housing project for Jews in East Jerusalem and the angry reaction of the Palestinians. To discuss the situation, our guest is the Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.