Israel http://kgou.org en World Views: July 11, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-11-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the escalating situation between Israel and Palestine, both the real and potential impact of host nation Brazil’s loss this week in the World Cup.</p><p>Then a conversation with national security analyst&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rand.org/about/people/r/robinson_linda.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Linda Robinson</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;about her book&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.rand.org/pubs/commercial_books/CB535.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare</em></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.&nbsp;</span>She spent two years in Afghanistan joining U.S. Special Forces on combat missions, while still knowing when to stay out of the way.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:27:59 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 33177 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 11, 2014 World Views: April 18, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-18-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joshua Landis and Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> focus on the aggression in the east of Ukraine, and the well as the historical importance of Ukraine in Russian history. They also discuss how the war in Syria has affected the country’s ancient history and cultural heritage.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And later, a conversation with Israeli scholar <a href="http://cmsprod.bgu.ac.il/Eng/Centers/bgi/Staff/zaki.htm">Zaki Shalom</a>.&nbsp;He says the Arab Spring has shifted focus away from the Middle East’s more long-standing&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">discord.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:20:48 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 27552 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 18, 2014 If Middle East Peace Isn’t Possible, Acceptance Might Be The Next Best Thing http://kgou.org/post/if-middle-east-peace-isn-t-possible-acceptance-might-be-next-best-thing <p>Israel’s nuclear capabilities and its relationship with the United States can be controversial and problematic during Middle East negotiations, but <a href="http://cmsprod.bgu.ac.il/Eng/Centers/bgi/Staff/zaki.htm">Zaki Shalom</a>, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies and a researcher at the <a href="http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bgi/Pages/default.aspx">Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the study of Israel and Zionism</a>, says Israel is an example of stability and development in the region.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:38:36 +0000 Nick Aguilera & Suzette Grillot 27527 at http://kgou.org If Middle East Peace Isn’t Possible, Acceptance Might Be The Next Best Thing In Israel, Ariel Sharon's Family Gathers At His Bedside http://kgou.org/post/israel-ariel-sharons-family-gathers-his-bedside Doctors in Israel say that former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's "already critical medical condition is deteriorating further as key bodily organs continue to decline," <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=259354721" target="_blank">The Associated Press writes</a>.<p>Dr. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:46:56 +0000 Mark Memmott 20407 at http://kgou.org In Israel, Ariel Sharon's Family Gathers At His Bedside Israel's Netanyahu Says He'd 'Consider' A Meeting With New Iranian Leader http://kgou.org/post/israels-netanyahu-says-hed-consider-meeting-new-iranian-leader Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered some rare, if fleeting, hope Thursday in regard to his country's relationship with Iran.<p>In an interview with<em> Morning Edition</em>'s Steve Inskeep, he said the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "might" offer an opportunity for diplomacy and that he would "consider" meeting him.<p>"I don't care about the meeting. I don't have a problem with the diplomatic process," Netanyahu said.<p>"You're saying you would meet him?" Steve asked.<p>"I haven't been offered. If I'm offered, I'd consider it, but it's not an issue. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:18:14 +0000 Steve Inskeep 14706 at http://kgou.org Israel's Netanyahu Says He'd 'Consider' A Meeting With New Iranian Leader World Views: September 13, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-september-13-2013 <p></p><p>Earlier this week President Obama <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/09/10/221186456/transcript-president-obamas-address-to-the-nation-on-syria">asked congressional leaders</a> to postpone a vote on legislation that would authorize the use of force against&nbsp;Syria. Joshua Landis provides an update on what's next in the volatile region.</p><p>Later,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">journalist </span><a href="http://www.koco.com/tv/news-team/-/9845744/17511936/-/cxmdykz/-/index.html">Erielle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Reshef</a>&nbsp;joins Suzette Grillot for a conversation about covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Before returning to her home state last year to anchor and report for KOCO-TV, the Oklahoma City native spent several years working for the <a href="http://www.iba.org.il/">Israeli Broadcasting Authority</a>.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Joshua Landis 13481 at http://kgou.org World Views: September 13, 2013 How An Oklahoma Journalist Found The Humanity In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict http://kgou.org/post/how-oklahoma-journalist-found-humanity-israeli-palestinian-conflict <p>Between 2010 and 2012, Oklahoma City native <a href="http://www.koco.com/tv/news-team/-/9845744/17511936/-/cxmdykz/-/index.html">Erielle Reshef</a> reported twice from Gaza during instances of cross-border violence between Israelis and Palestinians.</p><p>She stood next to an Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system covering the firefight for the <a href="http://www.iba.org.il/">Israeli Broadcasting Authority</a> (IBA). But even as the Katyushsa rockets headed toward the country, she told KGOU’s <em>World Views </em>she never once felt unsafe.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:35:57 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 13338 at http://kgou.org How An Oklahoma Journalist Found The Humanity In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Oklahoma Speaker On Israel Trip http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-speaker-israel-trip <p>House Speaker <a href="http://okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=62">T.W. Shannon</a> (R-Lawton) was among a group of U.S. delegates and state legislators to visit Israel last week organized by the group the <a href="http://www.aifl.org/">American Israel Friendship League</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the nonprofit’s website, the </span>AIFL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is “dedicated to promoting and strengthening the relationship between the people of the United States and Israel.”</span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:33:00 +0000 eCapitol & Graham Lee Brewer 10622 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Speaker On Israel Trip How PeacePlayers International Uses Basketball to Unite Divided Communities http://kgou.org/post/how-peaceplayers-international-uses-basketball-unite-divided-communities <p>Pessimism abounds as Israeli and Palestinian leaders prepare to resume US-backed peace talks next week.</p><p>But government action isn’t the only answer to the region’s problems. <a href="http://www.peaceplayersintl.org/">PeacePlayers International</a>, a nonprofit organization founded in 2001, is helping to create sustainable peace through grassroots efforts. Its programs in Israel and the West Bank bring together Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Druze children to play basketball and develop mutual respect and understanding.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:01:28 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 10330 at http://kgou.org How PeacePlayers International Uses Basketball to Unite Divided Communities World Views: July 26, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-26-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot hosts the program from Scotland, and Rebecca Cruise joins her by phone from Washington, D.C. to talk about the economic "baby bump" created by Prince George of Cambridge, and Pope Francis's visit to Brazil.</p><p>Later, former&nbsp;<em>World Views&nbsp;</em>research fellow Jack Randolph returns to the KGOU studios to talk about his latest trip to Tel Aviv. He returned to Israel this week to work with <a href="http://www.peaceplayersintl.org/our-programs/middle-east">Peace Players International</a>, an organization that strives to use sports to bring divided communities together.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 10399 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 26, 2013