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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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Dr. Sizer talk on Christian Zionism

09/25/08 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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World renowned expert on Christian Zionism Dr. Rev. Stephen Sizer spoke on Monday evening at USF on the topic "American Apocalypse: Are we too anxious for Armageddon?"

Christian Zionism advocates that God decreed that the Jewish people have a divine right to possess the land of Palestine based on Bible interpretation and Old Testament prophecies. They believe the right of the Jewish people is being fulfilled today in the present state of Israel.

Sizer is an Anglican minister, vicar of ...

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USF conference spotlights Mideast discord listen

09/22/08 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A USF student organization and a Tampa community organization are teaming up to raise awareness about the Israeli-Palestinian struggle.

Peace @ Large, a non-religious organization at USF whose mission is to raise awareness and develop solutions for peace, and Women of Faith Building Community, a local interfaith group, will co-host a conference entitled “Searching for Peace in Palestine & Israel.” It begins tonight at USF’s Marshall Center.

WMNF spoke to WOF co-founder Pilar Saad ...

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Obama in Palestine listen

07/24/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Yesterday, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the town of Ramallah in the Occupied West Bank. WMNF spoke today with a reporter in the West Bank, Kendra Puryear who is reporting for the Independent Middle East Media Center in Palestine.

Thanks to WMNF reporter Doris Norrito for arranging this interview.

Photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF (May 2008)

Independent Middle East Media Center - IMEMC

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Author Norman Finkelstein discusses Mideast listen

05/13/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Norman Finkelstein is an author and former history professor. Last year he was fired from his faculty position at DePaul University following a very public and contentious battle over whether he would receive tenure. Many people from outside the university opposed Finkelstein receiving tenure because of his criticism of some actions of the Israeli government.

Finkelstein will speak tonight at New College in Sarasota at 7 p.m.; his topic: the roots of conflict and the prospects for peace i...

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Finkelstein to speak in Sarasota listen

05/12/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Professor Norman Finkelstein was fired from his faculty position at DePaul University after a very public and contentious battle over whether he would receive tenure last year. Many people outside the university opposed his tenure because of his insistence that International Law be applied fairly to Palestinians.

Finkelstein will speak on the roots of the Middle East conflict and the Prospects for peace tomorrow night at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion of the Caples Fine Arts Complex in New C...

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Eckerd speaker - cousin of Rachel Corrie - on activism, personal loss listen

10/03/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Earlier this week, WMNF reporter Dawn Morgan reported on peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in March 2003.

Rachel Corrie was a peace activist with the International Solidarity Movement who was trying to stop the illegal demolition of the home of a Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip when a member of the Israeli Defense Forces driving a Caterpillar bulldozer ran her over twice, killing her.

Rachel Corrie's cousin, Dr. Beth Corrie, spoke last night to more than 100 students and...

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Anti-war activist speaks at Eckerd College listen

10/01/07 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Dr. Elizabeth Corrie is an anti-war activist and teacher in Atlanta. She's also Rachel Corrie's cousin.

Dr. Corrie believes the politics of foreign policy have prevented a proper investigation.

And Dr. Corrie knows a little bit about empowerment. She's currently the interim director of the Youth Theologian Initiative.

Dr. Corrie will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd during Eckerd College's Justice and Awareness week.

Since her cousin's death, Beth Corrie has seen Rachel's parents co...

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu at USF in Tampa

01/20/06 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke last night at the USF SunDome on the topic of "No Future Without Forgiveness."

"There is no way in which we are going to win so-called 'wars against terror.' As long as there are conditions in the world which make people desperate."

Tutu won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize because of his work for racial justice in apartheid South Africa. He still struggles for peace.

"When we spend obscene amounts of money on what we call 'defense' budgets. Wh...

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