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  • Public Perceptions of Arabs and Muslims
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    Public Perceptions of Arabs and Muslims

    Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. The poll was conducted following violent protests in the Arab world that erupted…

  • IsraelPalestine TwoState Solution
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    Israel-Palestine Two-State Solution

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about U.S. commitment to a Israel-Palestine two-state solution for peace in the Middle East. She focused on the importance of face-to-face…

  • Conflict in Gaza
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    Conflict in Gaza

    Hisham Melhem talked about the Arab world’s perspectives on the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, including the political situation of the Palestinians at this point in the…

  • Campaign 2008 and the Arab World
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    Campaign 2008 and the Arab World

    A panel discussion was held on Arab views of the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Abderrahim Foukara moderated. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Then Ambassador Hassouna spoke about the future…

  • IsraelLebanon Conflict
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    Israel-Lebanon Conflict

    Mr. Melhem talks about the effectiveness of the Lebanese government and the exchange of bombings between Israel and Lebanon over two Israeli hostages captured by Hezbollah. He responded to…

  • Lebanese Politics
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    Lebanese Politics

    Mr. Melhem spoke about concerns by Lebanon of the United Nations investigation into the death of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The report links the death of Minister Hariri with the…

  • Influence of Arab Media
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    Influence of Arab Media

    At a conference titled “The Power and Influence of Arab Media,” participants talked about the operation of Arab news sources and programming by media outlets. Following remarks by Mr. Fandy, Ms.…

  • Future of the Middle East
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    Future of the Middle East

    Panelists talked about the future of the Middle East and the role of the U.S. in the region. They also discussed the actions and responsibilities of the Arab and Western media vis-à-vis…

  • US Middle East Policy
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    U.S. Middle East Policy

    The guests debate Middle East issues and U.S. policy towards Israel and the Palestinian Authority. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.