Thursday, January 28, 2010

Citizentube @ Davos: Your questions at the Al Arabiya Debate

One of the higher-profile sessions here at Davos was a debate convened today by Al Arabiya, an Arab television network based in Dubai and one of YouTube's news partners. The debate focused on the balance of power in the Middle East, and featured a wide range of panelists:

·Khalid Abdulla-Janahi, Honorary Chairman, Vision 3, United Arab
·Samir Al Rifai, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
·Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority
·Anwar M. Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United
Arab Emirates
·William Hague, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Conservative Party, United
·Amre Moussa, Secretary-General, League of Arab States, Cairo

We worked with Al Arabiya to bring your top-voted questions from our Moderator platform into the discussion. See below the two questions that Al Arabiya Host Rima Maktabi brought to the panel, and the answers given by the panelists. Excuse the shaky flip cam coverage; we'll post the full debate here after Al Arabiya airs it on telelvsion this Saturday.

"What are Middle Eastern leaders doing to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? To what extent can resolving this conflict contribute to winning the fight on modern terrorism?"
- Salma, Washington, DC

"The world has seen the bombing of the Iraqi and Syrian nuclear reactors, but we have not seen the facilities in North Korean or Iran destroyed. Would the international community prefer to keep the Arab world out of the nuclear balance of power, and is that a good thing or a bad thing?"
- Goodman Citizen

And here is how the action unfolded:

Stay tuned to all the action on our Davos YouTube channel - next up is the YouTube


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