Are you confused about the Middle East Conflict? If you have been paying attention, you should be. While I may not agree with everything here, and would tend to place more relationships in the “It’s complicated” category, this should at least keep your head from spinning for a few minutes.
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This was an excellent overview of the current situation, the motivations of the major players, and where we are all headed.
Talk of the Nation, July 17, 2006 · Attacks and counter attacks between Israel and Hezbollah raise fears of a broader regional conflict in the Middle East. Guests cover the latest developments there and dimming prospects for peace.
Loren Jenkins, NPR senior foreign editor
Raghida Dergham, senior diplomatic correspondent for Al-Hayat, a pan-Arab, Arabic language newspaper
Michael Herzog, visiting military fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and brigadier general in the Israeli Defense Forces
Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the 2005 book The Opportunity: America’s Moment to Alter History’s Course
Sen. George Mitchell, former Democratic lawmaker from Maine and chairman of the Sharm el-Sheikh International Fact-Finding Committee
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