Middle East Conflict and the PR War Overseas

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Yasser Arafat has been taking the blame for the failure of last year's peace talks, but now a member of the American team insists the criticism is unfair. If Israel's Ehud Barak was responsible too, increased violence by Palestinians and Israelis could look very different to themselves as well as the rest of the world. Joining us to discuss the disagreement among US participants in the Camp David talks, and examine the Middle East public relations battle that features PR-firms and the Internet, are American, Israeli and Palestinian policy experts.
  • Newsmaker: Violence and Mourning in Wake of Israeli Missile Attack - One of the largest mass, Palestinian funerals in the latest ten months of violence took place today in Nablus, with crowd unofficially estimated at 20,000 to 100,000. Newsweek special correspondent Dan Ephron offers a perspective on the mourning and adamant resolve in the wake of the West Bank missile attack.
  • Reporter's Notebook: MTV's Indelible Imprint on the World - It's a pipeline to young people all over the world, and the cradle of sound-bite culture. Love it or hate it, there's no denying that twenty years of MTV have indelibly changed popular culture. Anthony Decurtis, of Rolling Stone, has more on how MTV has altered the way people think about music, news and politics.


Arab-American Action Network

Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation


New York Review of Books

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation

Washington Institute for Near East Policy


Rolling Stone



Warren Olney