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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 Brian Lehrer Show

Middle East News; Blackstone CEO; Young Jean Lee

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Jonathan Tepperman, the managing editor of Foreign Affairs, discusses violence in Egypt and U.S. diplomacy in the region. Plus: Merryl Tisch, the chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, discusses the new Common Core standards in New York and the drop in test scores; playwright, performer and director Young Jean Lee on her show “We’re Gonna Die;” The Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman on his new scholarship program in China and the state of the U.S. economy; and a psychiatrist’s take on dealing with the trauma of everyday life.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Middle East Peace; Christine Quinn; MTA May Add Service

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to the Middle East in an attempt to revive peace talks. Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars analyzes the current news out of the region. Then: mayoral hopeful and current City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Plus: the MTA may add back service it cut back in 2010; and Patricia Churchland, professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego and author of Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain, explains her theory that the self is derived entirely from the brain – not from a soul.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

U.S. in the Peace Process

Monday, March 18, 2013

With President Obama headed to Israel later this week, Rashid Khalidi, Modern Arab studies professor at Columbia University and author of Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East, talks about the breakdown in the peace process and his view that the U.S. has historically favored Israel in negotiations.

→EVENTS: Monday, April 1st; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Columbia University/Middle East Institute 606 West 122nd Street, Suite 301, Third Floor New York, NY

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WNYC News

Local Israelis, Palestinians See Slim Chance at Peace as Leaders Work for Truce

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Palestinians and Israelis in the New York area are keeping a close eye on the unfolding events in the Middle East.

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The Takeaway

What Would a Palestinian Leader Say to Congress?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received 29 standing ovations during Tuesday's speech in front of Congress in part for his praise of America's foreign policy. There was major applause following this statement: "Congratulations, America. Congratulations, Mr. President. You got bin Laden. Good riddance.” However, Netanyahu held firm against the idea of returning the borders to 1967 lines. What does this mean for the Palestinian-Israeli peace process? And what if a Palestinian leader were to address Congress? How many standing ovations would they receive? Diana Buttu, a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, was a legal adviser to the Palestinian Negotiating Team from 2000-2005.

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The Takeaway

US and Israel Standoff Over 1967 Borders Continues

Monday, May 23, 2011

Relations between the White House and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain strained, after a confluence of U.S. policy statements and Israeli response has left the two countries' leaderships at odds on the path towards peace. The diplomatic strife comes mainly from comments the president made in a speech last week saying that land swaps and a general return to pre-1967 borders in the area was the best way forward for Palestinians and Israelis. But what has America's relationship been with these borders for the last 44 years? 

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The Takeaway

Ambassador Scrutinizes Obama-Netanyahu Face-Off

Monday, May 23, 2011

President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shared their visions of peace at a long meeting in Washington on Friday, but their differences remain stark. Coming up, Martin Indyk, former United States Ambassador to Israel and director of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institute, shares his thoughts.

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