Today's Woman: We discuss the newly released Amnesty International report on women's rights in Iran. We'll take President Bush's press conference live at 10 am ET.
News & Views: We'll lead with President Bush's morning press conference where he is expected to urge Congress to pass an "intelligence bill making it easier for the government to conduct domestic eavesdropping on phone calls and e-mails in connection with terrorism investigations," according to the AP. There are reports that Russia will support the UN resolution to approve new sanctions against Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment if Iran does not change its position in the coming days. Voting is expected next week, allowing time to get more countries on board for a unanimous vote. Dr. Nimrod Raphael, Editor of MEMRI economic Bog, will be a guest live on set to talk about “Iran's Figures on Foreign Investment--Fiction Wrapped in Fantasy”, which can be found on the MEMRI economic blog.
Roundtable: Dr. Shahla Shafigh, Iranian writer, author and women activist, will joins us from Paris to discussion harshness in Iran since 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Late Edition reports on the latest violence in the Middle East where Israeli aircraft struck targets in Gaza killing 12, in response to continued rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.
NewsTalk hosts its regular Thursday roundtable of PNN journalists and stringers. Topics include The latest in the IAEA discussions Possible EU incentives for iran negotiations, Turkish incursions into N.Iraq, Ahmadinejad's trip to Iraq and reactions to recent executions in Iran.