Today’s Woman will review political highlights from the past year with guest Mr. Ebrahim Nabivi, political satirist and comedian based in Belgium.
News and Views updates on the situation in Gaza, with the latest on the fighting and diplomatic efforts. Palestinian Legislator Hanan Ashrawi will join for commentary from Ramallah on the West Bank, and VOA’s Gary Thomas will discuss the Hamas/Iran connection. There’s coverage of reports that an Iranian ship captured off the coast of Turkey contained was is described as a mobile weapons lab. An FBI team from the US is investigating. From inside Iran there is an interview regarding The Iranian judiciary rejecting the imprisoned human rights activist Kaboudvand’s demand to be sent to hospital. He had the 2^nd heart attack in the last months inside his cell in prison few days ago. Human rights activists say he is in a life-threatening situation. Interview is with his attorney Ms. Porfazel in Tehran.
Roundtable features an interview with William Beeman of National Geographic to discuss National Geographic’s story on /Persia: Ancient Soul of Iran./
Late Edition updates on the situation in Gaza, and profiles a Washington DC “Peace Café” where Jews, Palestinians, and others meet to reconcile differences. There’s also a report on R&B singer Raphael Sadigh, a story about the works of Ernest Hemingway being digitized in Cuba, internet cafes for the homeless in Japan, and a preview of the new film “Bride Wars.”
Newstalk features political analysts Alireza Nourizadeh from London and Moshen Sazegara, in the DC studio to discuss news of the week.