Middle East Economy and Tourism


Guests:

Youssef Ibrahim
* Senior Fellow for the Middle East, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY (foreign policy think tank)
* Former, Foreign Correspondent, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal

Carol Ann Bernheim
* Israeli Tour Guide

Sami Abu-Dyah
* Palestinian Tour Bus, Hotel and Taxi Owner

Sam Bahour
* General Manager, Arab Palestinian Shopping Centers, Ramallah

James Snyder
* Director, The Israel Museum

The continuing violence in the Middle East has had a major economic impact on both sides of the conflict. The lack of American and European travelers to the Middle East has tour guides and store owners struggling to make ends meet. Join Neal Conan on Talk of the Nation for a look at the economic costs of violence.
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