In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, a visit with former Israeli commando Uri Avnery, who went on to become an outspoken critic of Israeli policy. He's seen his office bombed. He's been beaten and once barely survived an assassination attempt. Today Avnery is calling for a separate Palestinian state.
Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery tells Jim Fleming why a Palestinian state is necessary for all concerned and why that now includes Americans. He says the Israeli and Palestinian states should share the city of Jerusalem and that most ordinary Israelis are ready to accept a solution like this. Also, Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif tells Steve Paulson about the minimal lasting impact of the British occupation of her country, and why she lives and writes in Britain. Her novels include "The Map of Love."SEGMENT 2:
Stand-up comic Mark Maron compiled a one-man show based on his 1998 trip to Israel. The companion book is called "The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah." Maron tells Steve Paulson about the trip and performs excerpts from the show. Also, journalist Edward Fox tells Anne Strainchamps about the mysterious and still unsolved murder of American biblical archaeologist Albert Glock. His book is "Sacred Geography."SEGMENT 3:
Chris Wren was a bureau chief for the New York Times in Cairo, Moscow, Beijing, Ottawa and Johannesburg. The family cat, Henrietta, accompanied his family to may of those postings. Wren tells Jim Fleming how Henrietta helped get through customs and helped gather diplomatic news. Wren's book is "The Cat Who Covered the World."Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 01-11-04-A.
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