Last week Sweden recognized Palestine as a state. This week, the Israeli government approved plans to build new homes in East Jerusalem.Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, joins us to discuss what the latest developments mean for the peace process.
Rashid Khalidi recently wrote in the New Yorker, "What is going on in Palestine today is not really about Hamas... It is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives." We'll hear more from him on today's show. He'll also talk on U.S. policy failures in Iraq and Syria.
It's well known that nations spy on one another. But the recent arrest of an American spy inside Germany has increased tensions between the two nations. We'll talk about the growing spy scandal with Der Spiegel's Gregor Peter Schmitz.
Israel says it has shot down a drone launched by Hamas. The death toll is Gaza has reached at least 170 as Israel continued its airstrikes as part of Operation Protective Edge. We'll discuss the ongoing conflict with J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large for The Jewish Daily Forward.