Opportunities America should grab in the Middle East (but probably won’t)

Only on Al-Jazeera.

The wonderful show Empire – a news service that actually acknowledges what Washington is – discusses the changing role of the US in the Arab world in light of the various uprisings. Honest about Israeli actions and America’s real intentions in the Middle East – loving Israel to death and oil – this is the kind of debate the Western press so rarely conducts.

Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University; Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer-winning author; and Thomas Pickering, the former US under secretary of state.