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FOCUS ON GAZA
The end of the affair?
Focus on Gaza asks if Israel can still rely on the unwavering support of the US.
Last Modified: 17 May 2009 11:52 GMT



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With a new US administration in the White House committed to an independent Palestinian state, can the right-wing government of Benyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, count on America's unwavering support or are the two allies set to clash?

In this episode, Focus on Gaza examines US/Israel relations and Palestinian Legislative Council member Hanan Ashrawi joins the show to discuss this from a Palestinian perspective.

Also, on this episode: one family's struggle to make it out of Gaza for urgent medical treatment.

Israel's blockade, along with the cut-off of foreign funding to the Hamas-led government, has left Gaza's already fragile health system in a dire situation.

The hospitals are running low on basic drugs and medical supplies.

Many patients are referred to Israeli hospitals for treatment, but some never make it out of Gaza because they cannot get the permission to leave.

Casey Kauffman met a Gazan family who know that medical treatment can be more about where you are from than what you need.

This episode of Focus on Gaza aired from Friday, May 15, 2009.

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