Considering Sharon's Proposed Gaza Pullout

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan for a withdrawal from the Gaza strip is picking up steam and creating political turbulence. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests for an update on Gaza and the political consequences of an Israeli pull out.


Matt Rees
*Jerusalem bureau chief for Time magazine

Ghassan Khatib
*Labor minister in the Palestinian Authority cabinet
*Co-editor of, a Web site that presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on the conflict and peace process

Lionel Brisson
*Director of UNRWA (United Nation Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees)

Shoul Goldstein
*Mayor of Gush Etzion
*Deputy chairman of the Yesha Council — a group of Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

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