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understandingtheworld's podcast

Aug 29, 2013

Dr. Walid Phares, expert on global terrorism and the Middle East. Discusses the situation in Syria at length as well as helping us to understand the situation in Egypt and the broader situation of the Middle East in relation to American foreign policy.


Aug 22, 2013

Mark Finkelstein and Rabbi Kaufman discussed the moral and ethical imperatives related to addressing the situations in Syria and Egypt. What does it mean that Syria used genocidal weapons, weapons designed to kill every man woman and child exposed in an area? What does it mean that the Muslim Brotherhood...


Aug 15, 2013

Tzafnat Mor, the Des Moines Jewish Federation's new Israeli Shelicha, joined Mark Finkelstein and I. We discussed Israel, the peace process, Egypt and what it means to be a Shelicha.