Israel's Diplomatic Crisis Continues

Monday, September 12, 2011

Egyptian protesters surrounded Israel's embassy in Cairo on Saturday, prompting Israel to deploy military jets to rescue their diplomats there. A clash between police and demonstrators ensued. The protests were in response to Israel's military killing five Egyptian policemen on the Gaza border last month, as Israeli forces pursued militants who had killed eight Israelis.

Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, and Noel King, a freelance reporter based in Cairo, talk about the implications of the embassy attack for the future of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Michael from Palm Beach, FL

On today's show 9/12, there was an interview with a researcher on the topic of African Americans and marriage. At one point the interviewer said something like, "I don't think I am revealing something listeners don't already now, that the researcher is African American". Why would the interviewer assume that I knew that the researcher was African American? Why did she just not state in an informative way that the researcher is an African American, not that that in itself has anything to do with his research or its findings.

Sep. 12 2011 10:44 AM
listener

So the great instigator of frustration and the target for "protest" in the Arab democracy movement is the one and only successful example of democracy in the region?

Despite the cheerleading from the media, many people were derided last spring for predicting exactly what is happening right now in Egypt.

Sep. 12 2011 10:19 AM

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