Posts Tagged ‘Middle East

09
Feb
10

Should you be held responsible for actions of your family?

New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief, Ethan Bronner, is in the eye of a ‘mini-blog storm’ as this blogger has put it.

His 20 year old son has signed up to the Israeli Defence Force, and this has led to some people calling for Bronner to be reassigned.

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24
Sep
08

Talking Points 25th September

Are we losing the chance for peace in the middle east? Today 21 Aid agencies working in the region have accused the Middle-East quartet (Russia, the US, the EU and the UN) of fundamentally failing in its mission. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 25th September’

18
Apr
08

Talking points for 18 April

Good morning, let’s start today with a comment from Insistent Verite on the World Today’s post about talking to terrorists, which comes from former US President Jimmy Carter’s talks with Hamas in Egypt, which he has had to defend. Insistent suggest we ask “What is a terrorist?” Alternatively we could keep it simple and find out if you think he’s right to talk to Hamas.

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11
Feb
08

Lubna, the Rabbi and all of you

UPDATE: An hour so ago, we recorded a conversation between WHYS regular Lubna in Baghdad and Rabbi David Rosen in Jerusalem. We’ll play it and then you can speak to them about what you’ve heard. Issues they raise are what Islam and Judaism have in common, when criticism of Israel is anti-semitic and how to bring peace to the Middle East. It’s fascinating. Tune in if you can.  (For Olympics see the post below.)

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25
Jan
08

Who is responsible for Gaza?

Josh and Sioux in Oregon and Alka in London – thanks for signing up. Well, we came in expecting to be talking about one thing and have been clearly told by you to do another, so we will. Continue reading ‘Who is responsible for Gaza?’

24
Jan
08

Does Egypt need to do more to help Palestinians?

Watching the discussions taking place online about the breakthrough on the Egypt Gaza border, Egypt’s policy towards Palestinians is coming under ever closer scrutiny. When the fence is mended, should Egypt allow more goods and people to cross the border?




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