Democracy Now! April 14, 2003

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Democracy Now! April 14, 2003
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For the third time in a month Israeli forces have seriously injured or killed an international activist in the Occupied Territories: We talk to a Jewish activist who witnessed the shooting of Tom Hurndall on Friday and the killing of Rachel Corrie last month as well as Corrie s parents and a representative from the Israeli embassy in Washington; Israeli diplomats head to Washington to outline opposition to Bush s road map to peace: We host a debate between the U.S. Israeli embassy and a chief Palestinian negotiator

8:00-8:01 Billboard 8:01-8:10 Headlines 8:10-8:11 One Minute Music Break 8:11-8:20: A 21-year-old British peace activist is in coma after being shot by Israeli forces in Gaza on Friday. The man, Tom Hurndall, became the third British or American activist who was killed or seriously injured by the Israeli army in the last month. A week earlier 24-year-old Brian Avery of New Mexico, was shot in the face in Jenin. He remains in critical condition and may never speak again. And just under a month ago, 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, of Seattle, was crushed to death in Gaza as she attempted to block a bulldozer from demolishing the home of a Palestinian doctor. * Alice, international peace activist in Rafah who witnessed both Rachel s death and Tom s shooting. * Mark Regev, spokesman at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC * Craig and Cindy Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, who was killed last month in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to protect a Palestinian home from demolition. Contact: * Diana Duttu, a negotiating advisor to the PLO on the peace process. 8:20-8:21 One-minute music break 8:40-8:41 One-minute music break 8:41-8:58: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has sent his chief aide, Dov Weisglass, to Washington for talks this week on Israel's proposed changes to the peace plan, which aims to end the conflict and create a Palestinian state in three years. In an interview published Sunday with Haaretz, Sharon said the plan should include a requirement that Palestinians give up their claim of a right of return to what is now Israel for refugees of the 1948 war that created the state. * Mark Regev, spokesman at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC * Diana Duttu, a negotiating advisor to the PLO on the peace process. 8:58-8:59 Outro and Credits Democracy Now! is produced by Kris Abrams, Mike Burke, Angie Karran, Ana Nogueira and Elizabeth Press, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Noah Reibel. Mike Di Filippo is our music maestro and engineer.

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April 14, 2003
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April 14, 2003
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59 min.
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