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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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  • Israelis, Palestinians Open US-Backed Conference with Vague Statement on Timeline, Goals

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    Israel and the Palestinian Authority have agreed to launch immediately peace negotiations with the goal of reaching a full treaty by the end of 2008. But Israel has already said it will delay talks on core issues, including the status of Jerusalem, the borders of a Palestinian state, the future of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the fate of Palestinian refugees. We speak with Palestinian lawmaker and physician Mustafa Barghouti and former Israeli peace negotiator Daniel Levy. [includes rush transcript]

  • “The End of America”: Feminist Social Critic Naomi Wolf Warns US in Slow Descent into Fascism

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    In her new book, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, Naomi Wolf says the United States is on the road to becoming a fascist society, right under our very noses. Wolf outlines what she sees as the ten steps to shut down a democratic society and argues that the Bush administration has already implemented many of these steps. Wolf is the author of several books, including the 1990s feminist classic, The Beauty Myth. [includes rush transcript]