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The Takeaway

Abuelaish's Story: 'I Shall Not Hate'

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Egypt has a key role as an ally to both Israel and Gazan Palestinians. It's one of the few countries that has a relationship with both groups. As the political ground shifts yet again in the Middle East, we take a look at one Palestinian doctor and how he came to be an advocate for peace in Gaza.

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WNYC News

Muslim Group Takes Message of Peace to Times Square

Saturday, December 18, 2010

There's a new message in Times Square. It's a scrolling, 15-second graphic that reads: 'Muslims for Love, Loyalty and Peace.' It also features pictures of a dove, an American flag and a peace sign. And it's in rotation on an electronic billboard on 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th avenues, from six o'clock in the morning to midnight now through January 17.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Peter Hessler on a Peace Corps volunteer's experience in Washington

Monday, December 13, 2010

Peter Hessler on a Peace Corps volunteer's experience in Washington.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo

Friday, October 08, 2010

Kwame Anthony Appiah, PEN American Center president, professor of philosophy at Princeton University, and author of The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, discusses his nomination of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

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The Takeaway

Liu Xiaobo Wins Nobel Peace Prize While Serving 11 Year Sentence in China

Friday, October 08, 2010

Described as a chain-smoking, impassioned literary critic and political essayist, he has spent his adult life advocating for democratic reform in China. Today, he becomes the first Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize. And as of now, it is unclear how he will receive that news in his prison cell.

Liu Xiaobo is the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent political reform movement. The 54-year-old is months into an 11 year prison sentence for "inciting the subversion of state power."

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WQXR News

Obama Talks Peace, Unity at U.N.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

President Barack Obama delivered remarks before the United Nations General Assembly this week, discussing Middle East peace talks during speech on Wednesday night, and delivering a longer address to the assembly on Thursday morning.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Iraq, the Middle East, Nigeria and Mexico

Friday, September 03, 2010

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The Takeaway

The Mechanics and Theater Behind Mideast Peace Talks

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Since the Six-Day War in 1967, American presidents have tried long and hard to encourage peace in the Middle East. After he helped ink the Camp David Accords, former President Jimmy Carter insightfully warned that peace would not come easily. "The questions that have brought warfare and bitterness to the Middle East for the last thirty years will not be settled overnight," he said. Now, six presidencies and thirty years later, lasting peace has yet to be achieved.

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The Takeaway

Another Round of Arab-Israeli Peace Talks

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Now this is going to sound somewhat familiar… the White House is hosting direct talks, starting today, to begin brokering an Arab-Israeli peace agreement, ideally to be formalized within the next year. Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas will be in Washington today for the first face-to-face talks in two years.

Expectations are low, and the inevitable question arises: is anything really new this time around?

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WQXR News

Israel, Palestinians Agree to Indirect Talks

Monday, March 08, 2010

A 14-month deadlock between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on peace negotiations is apparently over.

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WQXR News

Arab Nations Approve Mideast Peace Talks

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Arab leaders have approved an American plan for indirect talks between Palestinians and Israelis.

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Studio 360

In Praise of Good Men

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

On December 3, the United Nations named Stevie Wonder a Messenger of Peace.   'We all know Stevie Wonder is a musical genius whose songs have given pleasure and hope to millions of people around the world,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated. “He is also a great humanitarian who has campaigned against apartheid, for children in need and for persons with disabilities.'

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The Takeaway

Planned Israeli Settlement Expansion Complicates Peace Process

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

As President Obama wraps up his trip in Asia, news out of the Middle East is threatening to distract from whatever progress he might have made this past week on the international stage. Israel has announced plans to expand a Jewish district of Jerusalem captured in the 1967 war. The Palestinians have said this district belongs to their future state.

Isabel Kershner
is a reporter for our partner The New York Times. She reported on the story, and she joins us from Jerusalem.

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WNYC News

President Barack Obama's Speech from Cairo, Egypt

Thursday, June 04, 2009

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Cairo, Egypt

(As prepared for delivery; not a transcript.)

I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress. I am grateful for your hospitality, and the hospitality of the people of Egypt. I am also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum.

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The Takeaway

Pope Benedict's Pilgrimage of Peace to Israel

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Israel today after spending three days in neighboring Jordan. Israeli leaders, including President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, gathered to greet the Pontiff at the airport. But the Pope's visit is not without controversy. After he arrived in Israel, the Pope called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian homeland, a stance that could strain his mission of easing relations between the Vatican and Jews. For more we turn to the BBC's Rome correspondent and Pope watcher, David Willey.

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The Takeaway

Reaching Out: Pope Benedict in the Mideast

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pope Benedict arrived in Israel today. It's the fourth day of his eight-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pope's visit coincides with intense diplomatic efforts to re-start the Mideast peace process. King Abdullah of Jordan says the U.S. is putting the final touches to a new multi-party and comprehensive plan for peace in the Middle East. For more on this ambitious plan, we turn to the BBC's diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus.

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The Takeaway

Marking the 30th anniversary of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thirty years ago today Egypt and Israel brokered a historic peace treaty, ending three decades of war. When Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin shook hands with Egypt’s president Anwar el-Sadat on the White House lawn, it marked a new era for the Middle East. But has the peace deal fallen short of its initial expectations? Joining us to mark this moment, and to assess Middle-East peace in the 21st century is Martin Indyk. He’s the former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs during the Clinton administration. He’s currently the director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He has a new book out; it’s called Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East.

Here's clip that looks back on the historic peace accords. This movie is part of an exhibition that is taking place in the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem.

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The Takeaway

Rwandan musician turns tragedy into quest for forgiveness

Thursday, January 29, 2009

How would you react if you returned to your home to find that your neighbor had murdered your brothers and sisters? African musician Jean Paul Samputu experienced exactly that when he came home to his native Rwanda after touring the continent. While most would be dragged into anger and hatred, Jean Paul Samputu found the strength to forgive. He now travels the world preaching forgiveness. He joins The Takeaway before he arrives at an international conference on forgiveness taking place in Rwanda.

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On Being

Ingrid Jordt — Burma: Buddhism and Power

Thursday, November 01, 2007

A look inside the spiritual culture of Burma, exploring the meaning of monks taking to the streets there in September, the way in which religion and military rule are intertwined, and how Buddhism remains a force in and beyond the current crisis.

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On Being

[Unedited] Ingrid Jordt With Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 01, 2007

A look inside the spiritual culture of Burma, exploring the meaning of monks taking to the streets there in September, the way in which religion and military rule are intertwined, and how Buddhism remains a force in and beyond the current crisis.

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