Former Ambassador Daniel Shapiro discusses the protests in Gaza.

This Week’s Dumb Conservative Talking Point on Developments in Israel

This Week’s Dumb Conservative Talking Point on Developments in Israel

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 16 2018 9:00 PM

Disconnecting the Dots in Israel

The deaths in Gaza this week are linked, however indirectly, to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Try telling that to Fox News.

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Two women struggle in a cloud of tear gas at the border fence with Israel on Tuesday in Gaza City, Gaza.

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We have questions about the protests in Israel. Daniel Shapiro is here to answer them. Shapiro was the U.S. ambassador to Israel for most of the Obama administration. He is now a visiting fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies.

In the Spiel, an irksome aspect to the coverage of the deaths in Gaza.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.