Thursday, January 22, 2009

Your Call 012209 What is Israel's End Game? What is Hamas'?

Now that the cease fire has begun, what is Israel's End Game? What is Hamas'? On the next Your Call we'll speak with Israeli and Palestinian analysts about the goals and state of mind of the two peoples. What did the Israeli people think they were trying accomplish? Were they trying to stop the rockets, intimidate the Palestinians, Iran or even the Obama administration? Did Hamas achieve their goals when they began the strategy of firing qassam rockets into Israel? Can we end the slaughter by understanding the motivations of all sides?

Beshara Doumani in Berkeley
Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley specializing in Middle Eastern history. He is working on two books: a social history of the Palestinians, and a comparative history of women and the family in Palestine and Lebanon.

Nathan Guttman in Washington DC
Washington bureau chief for the Forward, and the former Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Ha'aretz and The Jerusalem Post. The Forward has been reporting in Yiddish and English on the Global Jewish Community for more than a century.

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