Kresta in the Afternoon – May 27, 2011 – Hour 1

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    First Topic - Obama, Netanyahu and the 2-State Solution

    A week ago today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared at the White House that Israel would not withdraw to 1967 borders to help make way for an adjacent Palestinian state. President Barack Obama, seated beside him, had called on Israel to be willing to do just that in a speech the day before.The Israeli leader said he would make some concessions but Israel would not go back to the lines from decades earlier because they would be "indefensible." The exchange has generated much discussion on the current administration's view of America's relationship with Israel. Stanley Kurtz and Peter Wehner discuss it.

    Second Topic - Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

    Near the end of World War II, a plane carrying 24 members of the United States military, including nine Women's Army Corps (WAC) members, crashed into the New Guinea jungle during a sightseeing excursion. 21 men and women were killed. The three survivors--a beautiful WAC, a young lieutenant who lost his twin brother in the crash, and a severely injured sergeant--were stranded deep in a jungle valley notorious for its cannibalistic tribes. They had no food, little water, and no way to contact their military base. The story of their survival and the stunning efforts undertaken to save them are the crux of Lost in Shangri-La, Mitchell Zuckoff's remarkable and inspiring narrative. Mitchell joins us.

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