Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon – July 23, 2006

The Israeli military assault on Lebanon is in its second week, and a
full-scale invasion is possible. Meanwhile, Israel’s offensive in Gaza and
the West Bank has been going on for four weeks… The number of Lebanese
and Palestinian civilians killed by Israel nears 500. The number of Israeli
soldiers and civilians killed is over 30. The Bush Administration and the
U.S. Congress have expressed unequivocal support for Israel, and U.S.
Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says there’s no "moral
equivalence" between the the deaths of Israelis and the deaths of the Arab
people Israel is killing. Joining us: UC Berkeley Anthropology professor
and Lebanese-American Laura Nader, and Mazin Qumsiyeh, Palestinian professor
and author of the recent book, "Sharing the Land of Canaan: human rights and
the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle," Robert Blecher, fellow at the Center for
Human Rights at the University of Iowa and an editor of Middle East Report,
Elaine Hagopian, professor emerita of Sociology at Simmons College — Middle
East Scholar; Zena al-Khalil, Lebanese artist and activist living in Beirut,
and others.

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