Turmoil in the Middle East

November 4, 2001

In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, a visit with former Israeli commando Uri Avnery, who went on to become an outspoken critic of Israeli policy. He's seen his office bombed. He's been beaten and once barely survived an assassination attempt. Today Avnery is calling for a separate Palestinian state.

  1. Uri Avnery on a Palestinian State

    Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery tells Jim Fleming why a Palestinian state is necessary for all concerned and why that now includes Americans.

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  2. Ahdaf Soueif on Colonialism in Egypt

    Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif tells Steve Paulson about the minimal lasting impact of the British occupation of her country, and why she lives and writes in Britain.

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  3. Marc Maron on "The Jerusalem Syndrome"

    Stand-up comic Marc Maron compiled a one-man show based on his 1998 trip to Israel. The companion book is called "The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah." Maron tells Steve Paulson about the trip and performs excerpts from the show.

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  4. Edward Fox on the Murder of Albert Glock

    Journalist Edward Fox tells Anne Strainchamps about the mysterious and still unsolved murder of American biblical archaeologist Albert Glock.

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  5. Chris Wren on Traveling with the Family Cat

    Chris Wren was a bureau chief for the New York Times in Cairo, Moscow, Beijing, Ottawa and Johannesburg. The family cat, Henrietta, accompanied his family to may of those postings.

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