FROM William Booth
New Palestinian Attacks Shake Jerusalem Hundreds of Israeli troops are on the streets of Jerusalem and in the West Bank as stabbing assaults continued today, including one on security forces. William Booth, who reports from Jerusalem for the Washington Post , has more on the latest violence.
Conflict Resumes in Gaza When the latest ceasefire came to an end this morning, rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza. Israel struck back, killing a 10-year old boy and wounding some other children. William Booth is Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.
Israelis Launch Major Offensive Against Hamas Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has ordered his forces to “take their gloves off” as he launches a major offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. There have been air strikes against 150 targets, and infantry troops have been mobilized for a possible ground incursion. William Booth is Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.
Mexico's Drug Wars and Reporting the News In the past four years, at least 30 Mexican journalists have been murdered or disappeared. Sunday, a respected newspaper in Ciudad Juárez directly addressed the drug cartels battling for control of the city. In a front-page editorial, El Diario called for a truce. Two years ago, the paper's lead crime reporter was gunned down in his driveway before he could take his daughter to school. Last week, a photo-journalist was killed in the parking lot of a busy shopping mall.
Mexico's Drug Wars and Reporting the News Brutal killings and shootouts that paralyze cities for hours often are not reported by Mexican newspapers, radio or TV. In the past four years, at least 30 journalists have been murdered or disappeared, so many that El Diario de Ciudad Juárez directly addressed the drug cartels battling for control of the city. On Sunday, in a front-page editorial, the well respected paper has asked for a "truce," implying the government can't protect citizens who are doing their jobs. There's growing Internet traffic for a blog that accepts often gruesome postings from drug lords themselves. Hillary Clinton says Mexico is like Colombia 20 years ago. Has President Calderon's military offensive failed? What can the US do?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?