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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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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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Representative Castor on Gaza Attacks listen

01/05/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Much of Israel’s military hardware, including the Apache helicopters and F-16 fighter jets used in the aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip, is built in the United States and is included as part of several billion dollars per year in military aid from this country to Israel. This morning WMNF asked U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, a Democrat from Tampa, whether she will take action in Congress to cut off military aid or to condemn Israel’s attacks on Gaza.

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More from resident in Gaza - Part 2 listen

12/30/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Yesterday we aired the first half of an interview with Safa Joudeh, a resident of Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. We began the second half the interview by asking about civilian casualties.

“1.5 million people … have basically been strangled to death.”

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Ali Abunimah on Gaza listen

12/30/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the website Electronic Intifada. He is also the author of One Country – A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.

WMNF spoke with Abunimah yesterday and asked him about what happened to provoke Israel’s attack on the coastal Gaza Strip.

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Six nieces of Tampa man killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza listen

12/30/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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An 18-year-old Tampa man who has dozens of extended family members in the Gaza Strip learned Sunday that six of his nieces had died in an Israeli airstrike. Yusuf Dabus said the girls were killed in a strike on a Mosque near their home.

Dabus was born in the U.S. and when he was young moved to the same neighborhood in Gaza where his nieces were killed this week. When he was in fifth-grade, his family moved back to the U.S., long before some of his nieces were even born.

Dabus said he...

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The scene in Gaza City, Part 1 listen

12/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Safa Joudeh is a resident of Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. WMNF spoke with her today to find out what she has experienced in the three days since the beginning of Israeli air strikes.

“[Hamas is] running Gaza, running everything that keeps us, you know, sustains us every day of our lives and so we have to accept that.”

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American Jewish Committee reacts to Israel attacks on Gaza listen

12/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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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...

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