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U.S. Policy Towards Israel and Dreams of Democracy in the Middle East36:17
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photoIn its heaviest raid in years, Israeli troops entered the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza earlier this week in a hunt for suspected militants. Yesterday, an Israeli tank and helicopter gunships fired on a crowd of protesting Palestinians, killing dozens and wounding scores more.

Some U.S. observers argue that as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict worsens, American hopes for peace and democracy in the region dim. Is the road to peace and democracy in the Middle East through Jerusalem?

Guests:

Stephen Van Evera, professor of political science, MIT

Mark Rosenblum, professor of history, Queens College

Daniel Pipes, director, Middle East Forum.

This program aired on May 20, 2004.

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