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September 15, 2009
Posted: 1802 GMT

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A quick note today because it's a full show and we are moving stories around the rundown until the last minute.

We'll start with more reaction to the U.N. Goldstone report that accuses both Israel and armed Palestinian groups of having committed war crimes during last January's conflict in the Gaza strip. We will cross live to Jerusalem and speak like to the head of the International Bar Association for more on the legal aspects of the document.

We are planning to go live to Baghdad, where mortars landed inside the heavily fortified "Green Zone" where U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is currently on a visit.

Chris Lawrence is travelling with the Vice President and will join us on the line.

In the business world, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve has said we are most likely at the end of the recession that has cost the American economy so many jobs and brought the world financial system to its knees. We'll go to Wall Street for market reaction.

Plus, the latest poll numbers on what American think about the war in Afghanistan. Support for American involvement in Afghanistan has been plummeting in recent months. We'll talk to our deputy political editor Paul Steinhauser in Washington.

Plus a look back at the life and career of Patrick Swayze. His death at 57 really saddened me. I loved him in "Dirty Dancing," loved him in "Ghost" and all who knew him said he was an all-around great guy.

All those stories and a lot more so tune in at 9pm CET!

Hala

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Antony   September 15th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

When will the US wake up and say Enough is enough to Israel? When?

Raouf   September 15th, 2009 11:47 pm ET

For the same reason one cannot condemn the French resistance for fighting against the German occupation during the 1st world war who fought fearlessly and bravely against the Nazi German occupation. We must not condemn the Palestinians for doing the same against Israel occupation. Palestinians (Hamas & Fateh) have the national, moral and humanitarian right and obligation to fight against their occupier. Accusing the Palestinians of war crimes is unfair because you will be equating the occupier with those who are under occupation. Unlike the Palestinians who have no guidance systems on their home made missiles used againt Israel during the war, the Israeli army have weapons capable of pin point accuracy and knew exactly where the projectiles will land. Moreover the Israeli army used ordinances which are band by the Geneva Convention. So, the Israelis are certainly the guilty party and have no excuse for killing thousands of defenseless Palestinians.

The King Of The World   September 16th, 2009 9:19 am ET

What to say?
In that moment Im reading Deepak Chopra "The Essential.How to know God" , very nice book.

So what can I say?

It is good idea to use jurisprudence in world's problems.
In the name of the law, in the name of Quran, in the name of justice- there is idea to make the safe world.
No weapons. The jurisprudence – there is the way, but no weapons.

A lawyer with a briefcase in his hands a lot more power than a hundred armed raiders. (Mario Puzo "Godfather")

I love you Hala:)

miriam   September 16th, 2009 11:51 am ET

Raouf,

Israel does not occupy Gaza. The only Israeli in Gaza is kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.
Hamas rules Gaza and has brought misery on the inhabitants.

Firing unguided rockets towards civilian communities is a war crime.

Pin-point strikes by Israel to protect her citizens are not war crimes. Those weapons are used to minimize civilian casualties in situations where they are deliberately being used as human shields by terrorists who are attacking with, and storing, weapons (another war crime).

Israel did not use any ordinance banned by the Geneva Convention.

There are too many false stories and accusations flying around as dangerously as any military weapon.
So convincing are the lies that even the media and UN employees seem to believe them, ignoring all the proof to the contrary provided by Israel.

Halabee   September 17th, 2009 12:19 am ET

"Kids who have never seen peace, and Kids who have never seen war have different values.Those who stand at the top determine what`s right and what's wrong. Whoever wins the war becomes Justice."
– Eiichiro Oda

This is the solution.
People who speak about peace are irrational fools.

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