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The Brian Lehrer Show

Middle East Peace Talks

Friday, August 16, 2013

Events in Egypt have overshadowed the first-in-five-years peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, brokered by Secretary of State Kerry. David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013), updates the progress and how turmoil in Egypt might affect the region.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Egypt, Middle East Peace, and US Diplomacy

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The death toll in the recent wave of violence in Egypt has risen above 500, as the military moves against pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters. Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, discusses the latest news out of Egypt and more regional news. President Obama is expected to speak about the violence from Martha's Vineyard at 10:15am this morning.

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The Takeaway

Israeli-Palestinian Negotiating Table: Is There Really a Chance for Peace?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

This week, Israeli officials also announced plans to build more than 1,000 housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. This decision has enraged Palestinian leaders and lead some to question Israel's commitment to the peace talks. Haim Malka, Deputy Director and a Senior Fellow in the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins The Takeaway to discuss whether or not there is a chance for peace at the Israeli-Palestinian negotiating table.

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The Takeaway

A Renewed Push for Middle East Peace

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ambassador Dennis Ross served as a Middle East peace negotiator in the George H.W. Bush and Clinton Administrations. He is currently counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and he discusses the possibilities for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Middle East News Round-Up

Monday, July 29, 2013

Leila Hilal, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation, talks about the discussions between Israeli and Palestinian representatives in Washington, the unrest in Egypt, and the latest on Syria.

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The Takeaway

Examining the Situation in Egypt

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

President Mohamed Morsi proposed a consensus government as a way out of the crisis in Egypt and the country's top general called for an emergency meeting with civilian political leaders to discuss a new interim government. Shadi Hamid, the director of research at the Brookings Doha Center, joins The Takeaway to discuss the scenarios that could play out in the aftermath of this ultimatum.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"The Attack"

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ziad Doueiri discusses directing the film “The Attack,” an intense drama about an Israeli-Palestinian man whose life is shattered after discovering the secrets his wife has kept from him. The film is adapted from Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra's international bestselling novel The Attack. It opens June 21 at the Angelika Film Center and June 28 at Cinemas 1, 2 & 3.

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Strangers

Altruism

Friday, June 14, 2013

Does true altruism exist? Here are three stories that say yea, nay, and just maybe... - Get the full story here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A View from Israel

Monday, June 03, 2013

Danny Danon, Israeli deputy defense minister (Likud) and the author of Israel: The Will to Prevail (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), talks about Israeli politics and developments in the Middle East.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Fill the Void”

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rama Burshtein, director of “Fill the Void,” and Hadas Yaron, who plays the lead, 18-year-old Shira, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox Hasidic family living in Tel Aviv, who is about to be married. But Shira’s world is shattered when her older sister dies while giving birth to her first child. Deep in mourning, the family postpones Shira’s wedding and struggles to deal with their grief. “Fill The Void” opens May 24.

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The Takeaway

Iran Eyeing the Conflict in Syria Nervously

Monday, May 06, 2013

The twin airstrikes in Damascus on Friday and Sunday attributed to Israel appear to be more about Jerusalem’s broad, mostly covert battle with Iran and Hezbollah than about the bloody civil war raging in Syria. Homman Majd is the author of "The Ayatollah Begs to Differ."

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The Takeaway

Syria: Israeli Airstrikes Escalate Tensions

Monday, May 06, 2013

The crisis in Syria escalated yet again this weekend as Israel carried out a powerful aerial assault on military targets near Damascus, opening up the possibility that the currently contained war in Syria could become an international conflict.

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The Takeaway

Escalation of Crisis in Syria, The Inner Monologues of New Yorkers, Padmasree Warrior Talks Women in Silicon Valley

Monday, May 06, 2013

Syria: Israeli Airstrikes Escalate Tensions | Responses: How do you Define 'Justice' today in America? | Padmasree Warrior on Why She Doesn't Believe in Work-Life Balance | Iran Eying the Conflict in Syria Nervously | Teen Diaries and the Power of Being Your Own Storyteller | Listening in on "The Lives of Other Citizens"

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The debate over intervention in Syria

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The debate over intervention in Syria

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The Takeaway

An Inconvenient Truth: Mounting Evidence Syria Crossed 'Red Line'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

There are now three nations saying they have evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria. Israel's senior military intelligence analyst said the regime used chemical weapons "repeatedly" last month and France and Britain also wrote confidential letters to the United Nations with physical proof behind this claim.

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New Sounds

Global Acoustic Music

Monday, April 22, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear some global acoustic works from the Touré-Raichel Collective.  It’s a collaboration between Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli producer/keyboardist Idan Raichel which came about following a concert in Tel Aviv.  The results are stunning and elegant conversations between guitar (Touré) and piano (Raichel), where the strings of the piano are sometimes plucked like a harp or kora.  The songs are anchored by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane. 

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The Takeaway

What we can Learn From Israel

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich was the Israeli ambassador to the United States from 1993 to 1996. He talks about his experiences in a country rife with random acts of violence and what we can learn.

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Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared US: Can Israel Live With a Nuclear Iran?

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Broadcast Times: Saturday 6am, 93.9FM, Saturday 2pm on AM 820 and Sunday, 8pm on AM 820

Over the summer of 2012, despite increased international pressure and economic sanctions, Iran doubled the number of nuclear centrifuges installed in its underground Fordow site, stopping just short of the capacity to produce nuclear fuel. Can Israel live with a nuclear Iran, or could the time be near for a pre-emptive strike? Our debaters are James Dobbins, Reuven Pedatzur, Shmuel Bar, and Jeffrey Goldberg.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

David Remnick and Ryan Lizza on Obama's speech in Jerusalem.

Friday, March 22, 2013

David Remnick and Ryan Lizza on Obama's speech in Jerusalem.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

J Street Bullish on Obama's Trip to Israel?

Friday, March 22, 2013

President Obama has been in Israel and the West Bank this week. Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of J Street, discusses why he thinks it might be more productive than most think.

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