Thursday, December 6, 2007

Audio: Crossing the Line interviews Norman Finkelstein

"This week on Crossing The Line: The international conference in Annapolis, Maryland recently came to an end. During the talks US Presient George W. Bush stated that the time is right for peace in the Middle East, but what does that mean in terms of a solution to the decades-long conflict? Host Christopher Brown speaks with Dr. Norman G. Finkelstein, a noted scholar on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the author of several books including his latest, Beyond Chutzpah: On The Misuse of Anti-Semitism and The Abuse of History, about Annapolis' chances for success.

Next, nearly 3,000 Gaza students who study abroad living are being denied by Israel the right to leave to pursue their education. Since the summer's closure of Gaza, few Palestinians have been allowed to leave for work, medical care or educational reasons. Brown talks with Dr. Sonia Nimer, assistant professor in the department of history and archeology at Birzeit University in the West Bank about Israel's violations of the Palestinians' right to education......."

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