The new Israeli movie Ajami, shortlisted for an Oscar, is filled with the daily collisions of everyday urban life in the the port city of Jaffa. Movie critic John Powers says that the interesting characters and situations that fill Ajami remind him of the HBO series The Wire.
Sandy Tolan talks about his book The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East. The account grew out of a 1998 NPR documentary in which Tolan reported on a friendship between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman that served as an example of the region's fragile history.
Shehadeh is the author of the new memoir When the Birds Stopped Singing: Life in Ramallah Under Siege. His previous book is the memoir, Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine. Shehadeh is a founder of Al-Haq, a pioneering, nonpartisan human rights organization.
Palestinian psychiatrist and human rights activist Dr. Eyad al-Sarraj. He is director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program and is considered an authority on the traumas experienced by children under Israeli occupation. Sarraj has been an outspoken opponent of human rights violations whether committed by Israelis or Palestinians. Recently he was detained and interrogated by Palestinian police because of remarks he made critical of the Palestinian Authority. He was released after nine days following protests by Palestinian and international human rights groups.
Marty Moss-Coane talks to the Turki about his youth in Palestine and how the Israeli-Arab conflict influence his politics. His new book is called "Exile's Return." Turki now lives in the United States.
Director of the human rights group, Middle East Watch, Andrew Whitley. On Tuesday, the Mideast Peace talks start up again. Terry talks with Whitley about the human rights situation in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
Ze'ev Chafets is editor of "The Jerusalem Report," a news magazine published in Israel. He's an Israeli who grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, and was the director of the government press office under Prime Minister Menacham Begin. He talks with Terry about his perspectives on the peace process.
Israel's first ambassador to the United Nations and the United States Abba Eban. In 1948 he was elected to Israel's Knesset and worked in the cabinets of many Israeli leaders. Eban served with the British in the Middle East during W.W.II. He has been president of the Weizmann Institute of Science, a professor at Columbia University and worked with the Center for Advanced Studies at Princeton. His latest book, "Personal Witness," is a political memoir about the past five decades of Israel.
Riklis's new film, "Cup Final," takes place in 1982: the Israelis have just invaded Lebanon and the World Cup soccer games are taking place in Barcelona. Riklis makes a point of humanizing Palestinians and painting a complex picture of Israeli-Palestinian relations.