Monday, February 2, 2009

60 Minutes and the Middle East

This piece was aired on 60 Minutes recently. It discusses the current situation in the West Bank:

60 Minutes Clip

This short segment does an excellent job describing what is in my opinion the biggest obstacle to peace in the region: the Jewish settlements in the West Bank. While Hamas clearly is a great obstacle itself, the recent escalation of violence by both sides in Gaza has occupied all of the media's attention in the region. In the main stream news, there is no discussion of how in the West Bank, Israel continues to dissect Palestinian land making daily life impossible. Bob Simon is facing a tough retaliation from the "pro-Israel" community led off course by AIPAC. If you are interested in showing your support for his report and the ability of the media to truly supports both sides of the issue, check out the J-Street website.

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