U.S. Policy Towards Israel and Dreams of Democracy in the Middle East

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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?


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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