At the inaugural J Street Conference in Washington on Tuesday, National Security Adviser James Jones discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role of the U.S. in helping to resolve it. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A member of Hamas movement's security forces stands guard during a religious gathering. Marco Longari/Getty Images hide caption

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Hala Mustafa, editor-in-chief of Egypt's Democracy magazine (shown here in 2007), faces sanctions from the Egyptian journalists' union for meeting the Israeli ambassador to Egypt, Shalom Cohen. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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