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Fri May 20, 2011
The Two-Way

Interim IMF Chief Says Strauss-Kahn's '08 Affair Was 'Serious Breach'

Since Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested last weekend for an alleged sexual assault on a Manhattan hotel maid, there's been attention paid to the culture at the International Monetary Fund, which he headed.

Today's New York Times includes this headline: "At I.M.F., Men On Prowl And Women On Guard."

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Fri May 20, 2011
NPR Story

Obama, Netanyahu Meet At White House

At the White House Friday, there was what looked to be a quite frosty meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader is angry with the way President Obama has tried to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Both men put on their game faces Friday as they sat in front of the cameras — acknowledging their differences and the difficulties that lie ahead.

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Fri May 20, 2011
Middle East

Syrian Troops Open Fire On Protesters

Witnesses inside Syria say security forces have once again fired on protesters. That comes less than a day after President Obama demanded that Syria stop shooting demonstrators and open a dialogue with the opposition. Anti-government and human rights groups said some two dozen people were killed Friday — and many more wounded.

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Fri May 20, 2011
World

What Are The 1967 Borders?

Originally published on Tue May 24, 2011 3:03 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, host:

And here is what President Obama actually said yesterday about the 1967 lines.

President BARACK OBAMA: We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.

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Fri May 20, 2011
Middle East

Fatah Negotiator Discusses Obama's Speech

Robert Siegel speaks with Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization negotiating team. He talks about his reaction to President Obama's speech on the Middle East, the negotiations between Hamas and Fatah to create a unity government, and the campaign for Palestine to be recognized as a state by the U.N.

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