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Worldview: Algerian government response to hostage situation, Israeli elections and African Cup of Nations
WBEZ’s Jason Marck fills in for Jerome McDonnell, who has the day off. Israelis headed to the polls today.
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Algeria hostage situation
The Algerian government today defended its hardline tactics to end the crisis at the Amenas gas facility, which left 37 foreign hostages dead. Mansouria Mokhefi, head of the North Africa and Middle East Program at the French Institute of International Relations, explains the Algerian government’s response.
Benjaim Netanyahu will almost certainly be reelected to the prime minister’s post. Natan Sachs, a fellow at the Saban Center of Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, examines the issues on Israeli’s minds, which he says, largely do not include the peace process.
Africa Cup of Nations
Worldview soccer gurus Euan Hague and Dan Shalin stop by to tell us what teams to watch in the Africa Cup of Nations.