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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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  • President Bush Embraces "Bold" Israeli Plan To Annex West Bank Settlements

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    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is in the United States for his first official visit since coming to office. On Tuesday, President Bush embraced Ehud Olmert’s proposal to annex the major settlement blocs in the West Bank. We get reaction from Afif Safieh, the PLO ambassador to the United States. [includes rush transcript]

  • House Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act: A Debate

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    The House yesterday approved a bill to ban U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act would make it difficult for nongovernmental organizations, except those providing healthcare, to receive U.S. funds. PLO Ambassador Afif Safieh, the Heritage Foundation’s Ariel Cohen and Brit Tzedek V’Shalom’s Rob Levy debate the issue. [includes rush transcript]

  • Study Alleging Dominant Influence of Israeli Lobby Sparks Heated Fallout

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    In the recent study "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy", two distinguished political science professors charge that the United States has willingly set aside its own security and that of many of its allies in order to advance the interests of Israel. In addition the study accuses the pro-Israeli lobby, particularly AIPAC of manipulating the U.S. media, policing academia and silencing critics of Israel by labeling them as anti-Semitic. Media critic Michael Massing joins us to talk about the fallout from the study. [includes rush transcript]

  • Retired Army Col. Charged With Sedition For Handing Flyer on Anti-War Vietnam Vets

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    On Monday, Ann Wright, a Retired Army Colonel and former U.S. diplomat, found herself handcuffed to chair inside the Fort McNair military base in Washington after being detained at the base. Her crime: passing out a flyer for the film "Sir, No Sir: The Suppressed Story of the GI Movement to End the War In Vietnam." We’re joined by Ann Wright, as well as the film’s director. [includes rush transcript]