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If the City Council approves, Charlie Beck will be the new Chief of the LAPD, another white man picked by the city's first modern Latino Mayor. But there's no sign of the ethnic antagonisms of years past. What's next for Beck and Antonio Villagraigosa? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Hillary Clinton's having a tough time with Israelis and Arabs, and Congress is about to condemn a UN report on war crimes in Gaza. What's happening to President Obama's "new start" with the Muslim world?

Banner image: LAPD Chief-designate Charles Beck (L) and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Gary Scott
Christian Bordal

Main Topic Settlements, War Crimes and Middle East Peace 27 MIN, 46 SEC

In Marrakesh, Morocco, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Arab leaders the US will deliver on President Obama's promise of a "new start" with the Muslim world.  But first she backed away from earlier statements denounced by some of those same leaders as threatening to set back the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by ten years.

Guests:
Howard Schneider, Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Washington Post
Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker (@lawrence_wright)
Nadia Hijab, Senior Fellow, Institute for Palestine Studies
Bret Stephens, Foreign Affairs Columnist, Wall Street Journal

Main Topic LA Gets a New Police Chief 24 MIN, 17 SEC

To succeed Bill Bratton, Mayor Antonio Villagraigosa has picked Charlie Beck as the next Chief of the LAPD.  He's 56 and currently Deputy Chief in charge of Detectives. Beck's father served the LAPD for 30 years and retired as a deputy chief, an experience he says has enabled him to see both the "ghosts and the glory." Villaraigosa praised the 32-year veteran of the LAPD for his "reputation as a progressive police reformer…a leader with a deep respect and understanding of the police officers under his command and the communities they are sworn to protect and serve."

Guests:
Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times (@joelrubin)
Connie Rice, Advancement Project in Los Angeles (@ConnieRicePCN)
Cynthia Buiza, Director of Policy, Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights of Los Angeles
Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News (@Rickorlov)
Larry Aubry, Columnist for the Los Angeles Sentinel
Robert Greene, Los Angeles Times

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