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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:

#FreeJason: Media in Iran
The Washington Post has launched a new campaign to win the freedom of its Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, who has been held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison for nine months.  President Obama says the government would not rest until the journalist is freed.  Other Americans also being held include: Amir Hekmati, Saeed Abedino and Bob Levinson.  HashtagVOA reviews the speculation over Rezaian’s arrest, and Iran’s treatment of the Media.


GUESTS:
Ali Rezaian:
Brother of Jason Rezaian
Nazila Fathi: Former Reporter, New York Times; Author, "The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran" 
Lejla Sarcevic: Campaign Director, @PressUncuffed