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In Tampa people rally in solidarity with Gaza Freedom Flotilla listen

06/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner on an aid ship heading to Gaza says the activists on board will not resist Israeli soldiers if they board the Rachel Corrie.

This afternoon, Mairead Corrigan said the vessel is expected to soon reach Israel's 20-mile exclusion zone.

Corrigan said the members of the Freedom Flotilla are prepared to be arrested and taken to Israel if Israeli soldiers board the boat.

She said they will deliver humanitarian aid to...

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Castor will not say if aid to Israel should be cut following death of American listen

06/03/10 Seán Kinane & Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A U.S. State Department official says one of the at least nine people killed in the Israeli raid on an aid flotilla Monday was a 19-year-old man, Furkan Dogan, who has dual U.S. and Turkish citizenship.

Reports from Turkey indicate he had been shot five times in the head and once in the chest by the Israeli military during the raid.

Israel has rejected calls from the United Nations and from a number of countries for an international investigation of its deadly raid on the Gaza-bound aid...

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Protestors: Stop giving Israel money listen

06/01/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A high-seas raid by the Israeli military yesterday resulted in the deaths of at least nine human rights activists headed for Gaza on a flotilla. In response, more than thirty protestors gathered in front of the federal building in Tampa today to condemn Israel’s actions.

The diverse crowd stood peacefully in the shade holding placards with messages like “stop funding Israel,” and “Palestinian self-determination is not terrorism.” Jordan Harrah’s sign said “Israel is a terror...

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Interview with the Deputy Israeli Consul

04/14/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Robert Lorei Our guest today is the Israeli Deputy Consul General, Paul Hirschson who is based in Miami.

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Noam Chomsky on Gaza siege listen

01/04/10 Samar Jarrah & Ahmed Bedier
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last Friday on WMNF’s True Talk, hosts Samar Jarrah and Ahmed Bedier spoke with Noam Chomsky. A year ago, the three-week-long Israeli attack on Gaza was underway. Critics of the ongoing siege of Gaza have pointed at U.S. and European support of the blockade but also have called out Egypt for participating.

You can hear this program every Friday on 88.5 FM beginning at 11am.

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Local woman plans to take part in peace mission to Gaza Strip

05/21/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. A delegation of women from the U.S. is getting ready to travel to Gaza on a humanitarian mission. We’ll meet a local woman who is part of the delegation.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. During the program we received a call from a man who said he was a combat veteran who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He said torture and the killing of civilians happened in both wars.

The peace group Code Pi...

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Reporter discusses recent trip to Gaza and Israel

02/24/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good Afternoon,

Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: we’ll talk with St. Petersburg Times Senior Correspondent Susan Taylor Martin who has just returned from a reporting trip to Gaza and Israel. She’s written a series of reports for the Times and in a moment she’ll be on the air for a live interview.

But first: a lot of listener comments about last Thursday’s debate over whether radical Islam was the main school of thought within the Muslim...

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Gaza Vigil held in Temple Terrace listen

01/09/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This afternoon, more than 200 people turned out to a silent vigil for victims of Israel’s violence in the occupied Gaza Strip.

People holding flags, posters and photos stood on all four corners of Temple Terrace’s busiest intersection, Fowler Avenue and 56th Street as rush hour traffic passed by Friday afternoon. The silent vigil for innocent victims of Israel’s siege, bombardment, and invasion of the Palestinian Gaza Strip was organized, in part, by Friends of Human Rights. Lars Und...

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150 protest Israel's attack on Gaza listen

01/05/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Saturday night in downtown St. Petersburg, a crowd of approximately 150 people stood on the BayWalk complex between First and Second streets to protest the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Protests have been held across the country, and the world, for the most part condemning the Israeli government for its incursion into Gaza a week ago Saturday.

It was the second such protest in the Tampa Bay area in a week. Last Tuesday, an estimated 400 to 500 people protested off Dale Mabry ...

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Minnesota's Keith Ellison on situation in Gaza

01/05/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A recent Rasmussen poll shows the American public far less indulgent of Israeli aggression than many previously believed.

Opinion on the bombing of Gaza is fairly evenly divided, showing 44 percent support Israel's military action against the Palestinians and 41 percent saying it should have tried to find a diplomatic solution to the problems.

A majority of Democrats – 55 percent - say Israel should have tried to find a diplomatic solution first; a view shared by just 27 percent of R...

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