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ON THE LINE: Israel, Palestinian Authority & Hamasi
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May 02, 2014 3:00 AM
A U.S. brokered deadline for Israelis and Palestinians to finish an initial phase of negotiations expired this week. Talks remain suspended and other developments, like the crisis in Ukraine, are demanding more American attention. Has the push for a two-state solution lost its momentum again as the US focuses elsewhere in the world? Could the Middle East talks recover from this setback? Find out next “On the Line”.

ON THE LINE: Israel, Palestinian Authority & Hamas

Published May 01, 2014

A U.S. brokered deadline for Israelis and Palestinians to finish an initial phase of negotiations expired this week. Talks remain suspended and other developments, like the crisis in Ukraine, are demanding more American attention. Has the push for a two-state solution lost its momentum again as the US focuses elsewhere in the world? Could the Middle East talks recover from this setback? Find out next “On the Line”.

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From hard issues to hot topics, HashtagVOA explores what people are talking about on social media. And it’s a program in which you, the viewer, can join the worldwide conversation through Facebook and Twitter.  Host Cal Perry engages top experts to provide answers to your questions. The program airs each Tuesday at 1730 UTC on www.voanews.com and continues daily @HashtagVOA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/hashtagvoa

This Week's Program:

#HongKong Democracy
As Hong Kong prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty, protestors are once again planning to take to the streets in the name of democracy, echoing the cries of last fall’s Umbrella Revolution. Adding to the tensions, the Hong Kong government’s electoral proposals, which were designed to lay out a framework for the election of the city’s next leader in 2017, have collapsed. This week’s HashtagVOA looks at the vast political gulf between pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps in Hong Kong.  

GUESTS
James Tien: Hong Kong Legislative Councilor (Liberal Party)
Chip Tsao: Columnist, Broadcaster
Lawrence Ma: Silent Majority for Hong Kong
Michael Lipin: VOA   
Raymond Yam: VOA