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On Being

David Hartman — Hope in a Hopeless God [remix]

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

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On Being

[Unedited] David Hartman with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

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The Takeaway

26 Palestinian Prisoners Released by Israel

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Today 26 Palestinian prisoners received a heroes welcome in the West Bank and Gaza after being released by Israel. In total, 104 prisoners are due to be released as part of a deal brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry. Diana Buttu, a Palestian human rights attorney, joins The Takeaway to discuss the prisoner release.

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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

Growing Up Said

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Najla Said, performer and author of the memoir Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family (Riverhead 2013), talks about her struggles with her identity as the UWS-reared child of Edward Said.

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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 Takeaway

Is there Hope for Middle East Peace in Obama's Second Term?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

In President Obama’s first term, amidst the Arab Spring and strong nuclear threats from Iran, the Arab-Israeli peace process seemed to get lost in the shuffle. Now Obama is making his first visit to Israel as president.

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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

Tuesday, April 2; 6:00 p.m. International Peace Institute/ Middle East Program 777 United Nations Plaza New York NY

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Budget Battles; Leaving Catholicism; Obama's Israel Trip; Franken-Critters

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hear the latest on the budget battles in Washington. Plus: Guardian columnist Emma Gilbey Keller on leaving Catholicism; why the SEIU supports the new New York gun law; Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi on the U.S. role in the Middle East; and new biotech beasts.

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Beat of the Revolution

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Shadia Mansour, Palestinian singer and MC, also known as "the first lady of Arabic hip hop," Amkoullel, a rapper from Mali, and Deeb, an Egyptian hip-hop artist, talk about their work in the Middle East and North Africa, and the political messages of their music as Egyptian, Malian, and Palestinian artists.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "5 Broken Cameras"

Monday, February 11, 2013

Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, co-directors of the new documentary "5 Broken Cameras," discuss the difficulties of making a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Inside Israeli and Palestinian Textbooks

Friday, February 08, 2013

A new study examined Israeli and Palestinian textbooks and found bias, but not dehumanizing language about the conflict. Three experts who worked on the study talk about the findings.

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The Takeaway

Lessons Learned from the Oslo Accords

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Twenty years ago this month, Palestinians and Israelis managed to come together in secret talks that concluded with the Oslo Accords the following September. Ron Pundak served as chief negotiator for Israel throughout the Oslo peace process. He says that when talks began in December 1992, Israelis and Palestinians "never thought it would take so long, or that the hurdles would be so huge."

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On Being

Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awaad — No More Taking Sides [remix]

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they've decided to understand the oth

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On Being

[Unedited] Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awwad with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they've decided to understand the oth

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Right One for the Job?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice could be nominated to fill Hillary Clinton’s position as Secretary of State. We take your calls on who you’d like to see fill any vacant positions in the President’s cabinet in his second term. Plus: job growth and job loss after Sandy; Steve Clemons of the Atlantic on the Palestinian bid for recognition at the U.N.; a new book looks at white collar crime and the financial crisis; what’s in your couch; and your picks for U.S. cultural ambassadors to anywhere and for anything.