Dec 22

Clearing the FOG on Palestine, Israel and Egypt

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Truthout | Op-Ed
December 12, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters demonstrate in Cairo, December 11, 2012. (Photo: Tara Todras-Whitehill / The New York Times)

Clearing the FOG Radio, based in Washington D.C., delved into the Middle East, focusing on the conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis, and in Egypt, between the Muslim Brotherhood, the Mubarak remnants and the revolutionaries seeking real democracy and a secular government. Since the broadcast, new concessions have been made by President Morsi in the conflict in Egypt, but opponents’ main demand, to postpone Saturday’s referendum vote long enough to overhaul a proposed constitution, still has not been met.
Israel Will Not Have Peace Until Palestinians Have Justice
A lot has been happening very quickly in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza: the November attacks on the Gaza Strip by Israel; the United Nations vote favoring observer state status for Palestine; and the Israeli response to that vote of allowing settlements in a sensitive area of the West Bank and withholding tax dollars from the Palestinians. In order to get some clarity we talked with Sydney Levy of Jewish Voice for Peace.

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