News & Public Affairs

search:

American Jewish Committee reacts to Israel attacks on Gaza listen

12/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

After Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip began on Saturday, several Jewish organizations expressed their support. One of those is the American Jewish Committee (AJC). The attacks have killed more than 300 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,400. Two Israelis have died in attacks from home-made rockets coming from the coastal territory of the Gaza Strip.

This afternoon, WMNF spoke with Brian Lipton, executive director of the AJC’s West Coast Florida chapter.

“This is a very serious...

1 comments

Dr. Sizer talk on Christian Zionism

09/25/08 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

World renowned expert on Christian Zionism Dr. Rev. Stephen Sizer spoke on Monday evening at USF on the topic "American Apocalypse: Are we too anxious for Armageddon?"

Christian Zionism advocates that God decreed that the Jewish people have a divine right to possess the land of Palestine based on Bible interpretation and Old Testament prophecies. They believe the right of the Jewish people is being fulfilled today in the present state of Israel.

Sizer is an Anglican minister, vicar of ...

1 comments

USF conference spotlights Mideast discord listen

09/22/08 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_461

A USF student organization and a Tampa community organization are teaming up to raise awareness about the Israeli-Palestinian struggle.

Peace @ Large, a non-religious organization at USF whose mission is to raise awareness and develop solutions for peace, and Women of Faith Building Community, a local interfaith group, will co-host a conference entitled “Searching for Peace in Palestine & Israel.” It begins tonight at USF’s Marshall Center.

WMNF spoke to WOF co-founder Pilar Saad ...

Be the first to comment

Wexler: Lieberman's message is wrong for S. Florida

07/21/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Independent Senator and John McCain supporter Joseph Lieberman is in South Florida today, stumping for the Republican for President.

The Connecticut legislator told the Hartford Courant that in addition to a couple of fundraisers, he was going to speak to Hispanic, Christain and Jewish groups over the course of 2 days in the Sunshine State.

Lieberman has previously campaigned for McCain in south Florida, and was considered to be popular with both the local Jewish community and with Cuba...

Be the first to comment

Author Norman Finkelstein discusses Mideast listen

05/13/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Norman Finkelstein is an author and former history professor. Last year he was fired from his faculty position at DePaul University following a very public and contentious battle over whether he would receive tenure. Many people from outside the university opposed Finkelstein receiving tenure because of his criticism of some actions of the Israeli government.

Finkelstein will speak tonight at New College in Sarasota at 7 p.m.; his topic: the roots of conflict and the prospects for peace i...

Be the first to comment

Finkelstein to speak in Sarasota listen

05/12/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Professor Norman Finkelstein was fired from his faculty position at DePaul University after a very public and contentious battle over whether he would receive tenure last year. Many people outside the university opposed his tenure because of his insistence that International Law be applied fairly to Palestinians.

Finkelstein will speak on the roots of the Middle East conflict and the Prospects for peace tomorrow night at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion of the Caples Fine Arts Complex in New C...

Be the first to comment

Bush doesn't believe Iran nuke report

01/14/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Newsweek magazine is reporting that President George Bush in discussions last week with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert all but disowned the National Intelligence Estimate released last month that says that Iran halted its nuclear program back in 2003.

An anonymous "senior administration official" tells Newsweek that Bush told the Israelis that he "can’t control what the intelligence community says, but that the conclusions in the NIE don’t reflect his own views.”

The maga...

Be the first to comment

Israeli Consul discusses recent peace talks

12/05/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Ofer Bavly is the Consul General of Israel. He's one of nine Israeli Consuls stationed in the U.S.; his office is in Miami. Today on WMNF he discussed the Annapolis conference, the reported expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian attacks on Israel, the fence/wall, whether the Palestinians are being subjected to "collective punishment," the degree of Israeli controls over Gaza, whether Israel is abiding by the Geneva Convention, the ways to connect the West Bank and Gaza...

Be the first to comment

Eckerd speaker - cousin of Rachel Corrie - on activism, personal loss listen

10/03/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Earlier this week, WMNF reporter Dawn Morgan reported on peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in March 2003.

Rachel Corrie was a peace activist with the International Solidarity Movement who was trying to stop the illegal demolition of the home of a Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip when a member of the Israeli Defense Forces driving a Caterpillar bulldozer ran her over twice, killing her.

Rachel Corrie's cousin, Dr. Beth Corrie, spoke last night to more than 100 students and...

Be the first to comment

Anti-war activist speaks at Eckerd College listen

10/01/07 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Dr. Elizabeth Corrie is an anti-war activist and teacher in Atlanta. She's also Rachel Corrie's cousin.

Dr. Corrie believes the politics of foreign policy have prevented a proper investigation.

And Dr. Corrie knows a little bit about empowerment. She's currently the interim director of the Youth Theologian Initiative.

Dr. Corrie will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd during Eckerd College's Justice and Awareness week.

Since her cousin's death, Beth Corrie has seen Rachel's parents co...

Be the first to comment

Healthy State Local Journalism Center