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Matthew Duss (Foundation for Middle East Peace) and Zack Beauchamp (Vox)

On Foreign Entanglements, Matt and Zack discuss new evidence that Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, who died in 2004, may have been poisoned. Why would Israel have assassinated Arafat at the same time it was preparing to withdraw from Gaza? And how might the renewed debate over Arafat’s death affect the Israeli-Palestinian conflict going forward? Matt brings up the recent talks on Iran’s nuclear program in Moscow, where Zack is skeptical that any progress was made. Should the US have intervened directly to support Iran’s Green Movement in 2009? Finally, they discuss what Mitt Romney has to gain by traveling to Israel during an election year.

Recorded:Jul 6    Posted:Jul 8, 2012
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Foreign Entanglements | Jul 8, 2012 | Matthew Duss & Zack Beauchamp

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