Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Your Call 101007 The Israel Lobby

What explains the U.S. government's support of Israel? On the next Your Call, we welcome Stephen Walt, professor of International Affairs at Harvard University and co-author of the new book, The Israel Lobby. The book explores why there is so little disagreement about Israel among American politicians. Stephen Walt argues that unconditional support for the Jewish state is heavily influenced by the powerful Israeli lobby in the U.S. and in the end, he says it's bad for both countries. What do you think? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Stephen Walt in Cambridge
The Robert and Rene Belfer Professor of International Relations at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and author with John Mearsheimer of the new book The Israel Lobby.

Mitchell Plitnick in San Francisco
Director of Administration and Policy for Jewish Voice for Peace

Click to Listen: The Israel Lobby

Your Call 100907 Food Stamps and the Farm Bill

Why is it so easy to get a subsidy to grow food and so hard to get a subsidy to buy it? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the food stamp provision of the 2007 Farm Bill, which is scheduled to be voted on next week. Subsidies for corn farmers are up, while funding for food stamps is down. Over 35 million Americans will go to bed hungry tonight. Will the Farm Bill include improvements to food stamp and nutrition programs? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Click to Listen: The Israel Lobby