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Boat of US activists sets sail for Gaza, but turned back by Greek Coast Guard listen

07/01/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The U.S. boat in an aid flotilla bound for Gaza was turned back by Greek commandos today. The boat, the Audacity of Hope, set sail without permission today, but according to Tweets from journalists on board, was stopped in open waters by the Greek Coast Guard. The boat’s captain attempted to negotiate with the Coast Guard, who wanted the ship to return to port. But the captain was reluctant because at least two boats in the flotilla have been sabotaged in Greek port, presumably by Israeli a...

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In speech to Congress, Netanyahu says Palestinian refugees can't return home listen

05/24/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress today. Many of his positions on an eventual Palestinian state are in opposition to those laid out last week by President Barack Obama. Netanyahu reiterated Israel would not use its pre-1967 borders as a starting point in negotiations. In 1967 Israel seized the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem during the six-day war. But Netanyahu said Israel would not give back any part of Jerusalem and would maint...

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Obama says Palestine must be based in 1967 borders listen

05/19/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinians' demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war. Israel's prime minister has rejected that, saying return to the borders before Israel occupied the Palestinian territories would spell disaster for the Jewish state.

Obama outlined U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa in a speech today.

"T...

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Matthew Cassel eyewitness to Sunday's conflict on Israel-Lebanon border

05/17/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Lebanon has submitted a complaint to the United Nation's Security Council in the wake of the killing of ten Palestinians at the border with Israel on Sunday. ... In addition to the refugees killed, the Israeli military wounded more than 100 others. ... The protesters were challenging their families displacement from Israel in 1948 ... they want the right to return to their families land. .... Lebanon called on the Security Council to hol...

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Tens of thousands rally in Gaza and West Bank for a united Palestine listen

03/15/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tunisia-inspired youth-led uprisings spiked today in Palestine. National Public Radio reports that 4,000 people demonstrated in the West Bank, and tens of thousands gathered in the Gaza Strip. WMNF’s reporter in Gaza, Pam Bailey, tells us, the protesters want a unified Palestinian government and an end to quarrels between Fatah and Hamas. We spoke with her several hours ago – she was on a mobile phone at one of the demonstrations.

"They are rallying because they want unity. They want ...

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Israeli air strikes target Gaza listen

02/09/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Israel launched a series of air strikes against the Gaza Strip early this morning. The Associated Press reports that eight residents were injured. But WMNF’s reporter in the northern Gaza Strip, Pam Bailey, tells us there were more injuries than that and a child was killed.

AP report on bombings

IMEMC report on bombings

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Some Gazans fear another war is around the corner listen

02/08/11 Pam Bailey
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Two years ago, Israel bombarded the Gaza strip: about 1300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed. But Pam Bailey reports, Gazans fear a new war could be around the corner.

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Palestinians in Gaza celebrate the revolution in Tunisia listen

01/20/11 Pam Bailey
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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People across the world, including the Middle East, celebrated the peaceful revolution that toppled Tunisia's government. The former president, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, was forced to leave the country on Friday. WMNF's reporter in the Gaza Strip, Pam Baily, tells us, Palestinians are inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.

As news of Tunisian revolution spread like wildfire around the world, Arabs living in countries struggling with their own oppressive governments and soaring unemployment we...

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Rachel Corrie trial in Israel continues listen

11/29/10 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death seven years ago by a bulldozer while defending a Palestinian home in Gaza. A long delayed investigation trial is currently underway in Israel.

The parents and sister of Rachel Corrie filed a civil lawsuit against the state of Israel and against Caterpillar for the unlawful killing of Rachel. The twenty-three year old activist was crushed to death by an Israeli driven Caterpillar D9R bulldozer. In October, about 80 people listened to the Cor...

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Susan Taylor Martin on the impact of smuggling tunnels on Gaza's economy

11/17/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our guest, St. Petersburg Times reporter Susan Taylor Martin recently visited Gaza and she wrote:

"It has been nearly two years since Israel destroyed thousands of homes, schools and other buildings in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during a three-week war to stop rocket attacks on Israeli cities. Although Israel has slightly relaxed its blockade of Gaza, cement is among the many items still not legally allowed into the area except under rare circumstances.

"Hence the tunnels or, a...

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