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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
Friday, March 22, 2013