Know Your Enemy

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It's hard for any story about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be very surprising at this point, but in this show we have the tale of a Palestinian teenager, Arin Ahmed, who decides to become a suicide bomber. She ends up in a long, frank conversation about it with the head of Israel's Defense Forces (after he decides he wants to know his enemy better). By itself this is unusual enough but then in addition, a reporter from the Israeli daily Ha'aretz is there to record what these two adversaries say to each other. Each of them says some things you might not expect.

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Photo: Sean Ellis



Ira Glass