This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

Middle East

Israeli government struggles to confront West Bank settlers

Interview

Israeli government struggles to confront West Bank settlers

Over the past week, Israel has been sending government inspectors to hand out construction freeze orders in West Bank settlements. Clashes continue to escalate between settlers and Israeli police accompanying the inspectors. For more on the situation in Israel, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Yossi Beilin.

Posted: December 8, 2009 15:43   Comments: 94
Car bombs rip through Baghdad, leaving carnage and doubt

Interview & Video

Car bombs rip through Baghdad, leaving carnage and doubt

There was a stark reminder today of the ongoing challenges in Iraq -- a series of bombings that killed at least 128 and wounded hundreds more in Baghdad. Michael Wahid Hanna, a fellow at the Century Foundation, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the possible ramifications of the violence. Also, Al Jazeera English's Tareq Bazley reports from Baghdad.

Posted: December 8, 2009 15:32   Comments: 0
Copenhagen climate change conference: what’s at stake?

Q & A

Copenhagen climate change conference: what’s at stake?

Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo interviews Columbia University's Scott Barrett on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. He explains what the United States -- and other nations both rich and poor-- might hope to accomplish.

Posted: December 8, 2009 14:17   Comments: 15
Iran’s growing middle class presses for political change

Interview

Iran’s growing middle class presses for political change

As protests continue in Iran today, Vali Nasr joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the role of that country's rising middle class in the political process. Nasr, a professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, argues that the protests reflect the aspirations of Iran's educated young people.

Posted: December 7, 2009 17:11   Comments: 1
Afghanistan troop surge enlarges U.S. military footprint

Perspectives

Afghanistan troop surge enlarges U.S. military footprint

After an unusually lengthy and public deliberative process, President Obama has decided to induct a further 30,000 troops in war-torn Afghanistan. He further stated that the U.S. would start withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan in July 2011. But he left open the timeline for total withdrawal, writes contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan.

Posted: December 7, 2009 16:07   Comments: 3
Week in Review: U.S. troop surge, Afghanistan exit strategy

Week in Review

Week in Review: U.S. troop surge, Afghanistan exit strategy

Nicholas Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, and Garrick Utley, president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the impending U.S. troop surge and proposed exit strategy in Afghanistan.

Posted: December 4, 2009 15:29   Comments: 10
Jerusalem serves as disputed 2009 Arab ‘culture capital’

Q & A

Jerusalem serves as disputed 2009 Arab ‘culture capital’

For 2009, UNESCO and the Arab League designated Jerusalem as the year's Arab culture capital. But Israeli authorities forbade events associated with the program, prompting a series of secret indoor gatherings. Worldfocus interviewed the Dutch organizer of Al Quds Underground.

Posted: December 4, 2009 15:05   Comments: 8
Joint Israeli-Palestinian project plants strawberry fields

Video

Joint Israeli-Palestinian project plants strawberry fields

As part of our Beyond the Headlines series, Arieh O'Sullivan of The Media Line reports from the Palestinian town of Qalqilyah about a project on which Israelis and Palestinians are working together. Agriculture liaisons from both sides are cooperating to make strawberry fields blossom -- and as one Beatle might say, to give peace a chance.

Posted: December 2, 2009 16:32   Comments: 8
Afghanistan troop surge could cause casualty increase

Interview

Afghanistan troop surge could cause casualty increase

President Barack Obama has decided to send at least 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. He also announced an exit strategy to bring them home by the middle of 2011. Anthony Cordesman discusses President Obama's decision and what a shift in warfare tactics will look like. And James Bays reports for Al Jazeera English.

Posted: December 1, 2009 18:46   Comments: 5
Iran boldly expresses its newest nuclear ambitions

Interview

Iran boldly expresses its newest nuclear ambitions

Iran's announcement that it will build ten more uranium processing facilities drew a range of reactions today. Yet Iran itself was saying that a "diplomatic opportunity" is still possible. For more on Iran and its nuclear ambitions Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York.

Posted: November 30, 2009 16:55   Comments: 7

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2019 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television