Two veteran Middle East reporters, Zacharia, former Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brinkley, former New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief, discuss the current state of the Middle East.
Joel Brinkley won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1980. He currently teaches in the journalism program at Stanford University, a position he has held since 2006 after a 23-year career with The New York Times.
Janine Sherri Zacharia is an American journalist. She is the daughter of Richard Zacharia, vice president of the Granada Sales Corporation in New York. She was appointed as the Middle East correspondent for the Washington Post in December 2009.
Journalists Janine Zachaira and Joel Brinkley unpack Barack Obama's early 2012 statement the U.S. has "got Israel's back," and respond to criticisms from opponents on the President's perceived lack support for Israel.