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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:

#Refugees
Britain, France and Germany will attend an urgent meeting of European Union, set for September 14th, to address the flood of refugees into Europe.  Labeling the situation as "exceptional," EU ministers will discuss better ways to process refugees in Italy and Greece, the main landing points for some 322,000 people who have crossed the Mediterranean this year. On this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry talks with people on the frontlines of this humanitarian crisis. 
GUESTS
Babar Baloch: Spokesperson, UN High Commissioner for Refugees [Budapest, Hungary]
Kirk Day: Field Director, International Rescue Committee [Lesbos, Greece]  
Jelena Milic: Director, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies [Belgrade, Serbia]