“We must be patient and realistic in our expectation regarding the Middle East,” Sen. George Mitchell told an audience at UCLA on March 1.
George Mitchell, President Obama's envoy to Israeli-Arab peace talks, is stepping down from the post.
Senior White House adviser Dennis Ross arrived in Israel to discuss security arrangements under a possible peace deal with the Palestinians. Ross and David Hale, deputy to Middle East envoy George Mitchell, arrived in Israel Thursday. They will meet with Israeli officials to discuss maintaining the country's qualitative military edge in the region under any proposed peace deal, according to a statement issued by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office.