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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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Palestine-Israel conflict debated at Tiger Bay listen

02/20/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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During the more than 60 years since Israel was founded in 1948, there has been conflict between Israel and the Palestinians displaced by the formation of the Jewish state. That clash came to a heated apex recently during Israel’s three-week-long offensive on the Gaza strip in December and January.

At the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center this afternoon, about 50 people from the Tiger Bay Club of Tampa heard from advocates on both sides of the conflict. ...

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Martin Indyk on Middle East Peace possibilities listen

02/18/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In the Middle East today, Hamas vehemently rejected the Israeli Cabinet's decision not to open its border crossings with the Gaza Strip until Hamas agrees to release abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.

Shalit was abducted by Gaza militants in a cross-border raid in June 2006. Hamas has demanded the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the soldier's freedom.

According to the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, Israel’s Welfare Minister told the Cabine...

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CIA vet Michael Scheuer says Afghan war is already lost

02/11/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF 's Radioactivity, I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about the war in Afghanistan with Michael Scheuer, author of the book Marching Toward Hell.

But first some listener comments about the last few 1 p.m. programs. We’ll hear comments about the state’s budget problems, a possible new source of renewable energy, electioneering by a local public officials, the proposed landfill in East Pasco County, and the closing of the military prison at Gua...

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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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