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May 15, 2008
Iran and Israel: Lost in Translation?
May 15 – Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s statements are once again being brought into question and controversy.
As Israel celebrates its 60th anniversary, the leader has reiterated his statements calling for an “end to the Zionist regime”. But how severe is his meaning? Are translations skewing his rhetoric at time when clarity seems paramount? Babak Yektefar of the Washington Prism talks to The Real News Network Senior Editor Paul Jay about the President’s stirring declamation and Iran’s fear of a possible attack by Israel.
– Also available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyDtcxcRUVc
Russia’s new president faces US on Iran
May 15 – Newly inaugurated president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev will have vested interest in “keeping the pot stirring”.
With tensions rising between Iran and the US, Russia could become more and more “in a place of confrontation of US policy” if the US attacks Iran or takes more action to isolate Russia’s trading partner, says contributing editor of The American Conservative Eric Margolis. In today’s interview with The Real News, Margolis talks about the stance on Iran and the US that Medvedev has just inherited, what this will mean if McCain, who has already labeled Russia as aggressive, is elected US president and why it’s in Russia’s best interest for the pot to continue stirring in Iraq.
– Also available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7QjZGdQjNo
The REAL News Team