Crossing the Line 29 June 2007
This week on Crossing The Line: June 2007 marked 40 years of the anniversary of the 1967 War, when Israel began its occupation of the Palestinian territories. During their war with surrounding Arab countries, Israel also attacked one of its closest allies in the world, the US. In an event that has rarely been mentioned, Israel bombed the US Navy ship, the USS Liberty, for over two straight hours leaving Americans dead and injured. Crossing the Line host Chris Brown speaks with retired naval officer Dave Lewis who was aboard the USS Liberty and recalls the events which unfolded on that day, 8 June 1967.
Later Mumia Abu-Jamal offers commentary about the newly confirmed envoy to the Middle East for the UN and former Prime Minister of the UK, Tony Blair.
Crossing the Line is a weekly podcast dedicated to giving voice to the voiceless in occupied Palestine. Through investigative news, arts, eyewitness accounts, and music, Crossing the Line does its best to present the lives of people on the ground.