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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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USF students protest Israeli home demolitions in East Jerusalem listen

03/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Across the Bay from Eckerd College, a small group of students at the University of South Florida in Tampa also used the day to take action. But this protest isn’t against the university; it is against the plans by Israel to demolish Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem. Neveen Nawawy is a junior political science and international relations major. She organized the event.

Nawawy says her mother is a refugee from a Palestinian village south of Tel Aviv that was destroyed by Israel in 1967...

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USF Student questions Obama on human rights in the Middle East listen

01/28/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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President Obama answered questions from the audience during his speech today at University of Tampa. USF student Laila Abdelaziz asked Obama the first question.

Laila Abdelaziz: "Hello Mr. President, my name is Laila Abdelaziz. I'm a student at the University of South Florida."

President Barack Obama: "Hey Laila"

[crowd boos]

President Barack Obama: "Uh oh, Uh oh, Uh oh. We can all get along here. Tampa, behave yourselves."

Laila Abdelaziz: "First of all I'd lik...

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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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Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein on Gaza Freedom March listen

01/01/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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About 1400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed in Israel’s attack on Gaza one year ago.

To mark the anniversary, and to call for an end to the siege of Gaza, thousands of activists from around the world converged on Cairo last week to participate in the Gaza Freedom March.

On Thursday, December 31, 2009, WMNF spoke with Hedy Epstein. The family of this self-described Holocaust survivor escaped from Hitler's Germany...

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tourism religious travel

04/07/09 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tours to Israel have always enjoyed popularity. But visits to the Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank are discouraged by news of terrorist attacks and government warnings. Palestinian run tour groups offer a different view for travelers to the Holy Land.

Last November, the First World Religious Travel Expo and Educational Conference was held in Orlando. For the first time, Palestine tour trips were represented. Although both Israeli and Palestinian tours include visits to sacred Christi...

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Lake Worth Commissioner arrested for protesting shooting listen

03/18/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A Lake Worth city commissioner was arrested on Monday during a protest outside the Israeli Consulate in Miami.

Commissioner Cara Jennings and 35 others were protesting the actions of the Israeli Defense Forces, who shot American Tristan Anderson in the head last Friday in the West Bank village of Ni’lin.

WMNF spoke this afternoon with Commissioner Jennings about Monday’s protest and her arrest.

“I was with a group of people outside the Consulate – the Israeli Consulate – ...

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American Tristan Anderson shot by Israeli Defense Forces listen

03/13/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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An American is in critical condition with life-threatening wounds after being shot in the head today by a member of the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF.

Tristan Anderson, from California, is in a Tel-Aviv hospital after being transported from the village of Na’alin in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank.

WMNF spoke with David Jacobus, who is in the hospital with Anderson.

David Jacobus: “We actually just got word from the surgeons who came out. He has a very high velocity impact ...

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Robin Wright on Middle East - Part I listen

03/04/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Journalist Robin Wright has reported from more than 140 countries in her career. She most recently covered foreign policy for the Washington Post.

Her latest book, Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East, has just been published in paperback.

WMNF spoke with Wright yesterday, and asked her about U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s announcement that two top State Department officials will travel to Damascus to hold a series of meetings with Syrian officials this w...

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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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