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Expert Looks at Topics on Tap for Mideast Meeting

Dan Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, discusses the prospects for next week's Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Md. Among the issues for leaders will be security for Israelis and Palestinians, Palestinian refugees and Israeli settlements.

Scott Simon talks with Kurtzer.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.