Global BC: Anchor: "Israeli and Egyptian leaders meet" (6/1/2011) "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for talks aimed at restarting the stalled mid east peace process. in a speech last month, Mubarak blamed Israel for the collapse of peace talks and called on the U.S. to renew the process. In September, and after a 20-month hiatus, direct Palestinian-Israeli talks resumed with the intervention of U.S. president Barack Obama. Those talks unravelled three weeks later." Clip unavailable
Victoria Times Colonist: AFP: "Israel bombs Gaza after attack" (7/1/2011) "The Israeli air force bombed three sites across the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip late Thursday, causing no casualties, Palestinian security officials said. The Israeli military said it hit “a terror site in northern Gaza” and a “terrorist tunnel in the south.” The action came hours after a mortar shell was fired into southern Israel." Send a letter to editor
CBC Connect: Mark Kelly: "Israeli spy vultures?" (7/1/2011) "Israel spy agency has been accused of ambitious plots in the past. Assassinating foreign leaders, infiltrating top-secret organizations, the stories are legend but a new plot is truly impressive. Saudi Arabia has arrested an Israeli spy code named r-65. Take a look at the accused. That’s right this Griffin vulture is suspected of gathering information for Israel…" Clip unavailable
CBC Radio On the Coast: Anchor: “Ashton meets with Palestinian leaders” (6/1/2011) "European Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton is meeting with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank and at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh President Hosni Mubarak has been talking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu’s spokesman says Israel wants a final peace deal to be reached within a year and is blaming the Palestinians for the current deadlock. Spokesman: ‘The Palestinians are refusing to talk to Israel no matter what so it’s very very difficult to see how we can go for a look at the end of the day there’s an Israeli commitment to peace and I think that the best choice that the president could make would be to go back to the negotiating table.’ The Palestinian Authority pulled out of the talks last year after Israel decided to press on with the construction of settlements in the occupied territories." Clip unavailable
Toronto Star: Greg Quill: "Precious Life: Changing lives one heart at a time" (7/1/2011) "Buried somewhere in Israeli journalist Shlomi Eldar’s compelling documentary, Precious Life, is a kernel of hope for eventual peace in the Middle East. But it’s the startling revelation halfway through the movie — about the efforts of an Israeli doctor to save the life of a 4-month-old Palestinian boy suffering from a severe immune deficiency condition — that gives the story a quite horrifying wallop and underscores the madness of that appalling conflict." Send letter to editor
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