On Sunday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, we’ll discuss the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, and ask what role the United States can and should play in bringing about a permanent resolution to the conflict. As part of that discussion, we’ll also air an especially revealing clip we’ve unearthed of Barack Obama in 2004, at the time a newly elected senator from Illinois, talking about the causes of terrorism.
We’ll also examine Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi, who helped broker the ceasefire and has proved considerably more savvy than his critics and supporters expected. A day after cementing the ceasefire, Morsi claimed for himself vast powers in Egypt’s government. Plus: We’ll look at the brewing battle over Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who’s on President Obama’s short-list for Secretary of State in a second term.
Joining Chris at 8 AM ET on MSNBC will be:
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN),
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine.
Hussein Ibish, senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine and executive director of the Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership.
MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal, also a contributor to Newsweek magazine.
Tarek Masoud, associate professor of public policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Reza Aslan, author of ”No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,” and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Eli Lake, senior national security reporter for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
Heather Hurlburt, executive director of the National Security Network, a progressive think tank, and a former speechwriter and member of the policy planning team in the State Department under the Clinton administration.