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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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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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