Week in Review

Discussion Questions

Aired September 12, 2003

CNN's Deanna Morawski reviews the top stories from this week, including escalating tensions in the Middle East, changes within the Palestinian Authority, President Bush's national address and the recording industry's lawsuits.

1. What is the status of relations between the Israelis and the Palestinians? What group has claimed responsibility for the two suicide bombings that killed 15 Israelis this week? How did Israel respond to the suicide bombings?

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2. Which Palestinian has agreed to serve as the Palestinian Authority's new prime minister? Who is this person replacing? Why did the previous prime minister resign? Who is Yasser Arafat? What political action did the Israeli Cabinet take against Arafat?

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3. Why did President Bush ask Congress for 87 billion dollars during his national address this week? How have political leaders reacted to Bush's request? What are your feelings on the issue?

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4. What legal action did the Recording Industry Association of America take on Monday? What is the "Clean Slate Program" and what is its purpose? What must a person do to participate in the program?

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Related Links

Qorei accepts nod for Palestinian prime minister (http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/09/10/qorei.minister/index.html)

Israeli security Cabinet will work to 'remove' Arafat (http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/09/11/mideast/index.html)

CNN.com: Bush war request called 'sobering' (http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/09/08/iraq.budget/index.html)

CNN.com: Lawmakers assess Bush's speech (http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/09/08/bush.speech/index.html)

CNN.com: 261 music file swappers sued; amnesty program unveiled (http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/09/08/music.downloading/index.html)

CNN Special Report: Napster: Stealing or Sharing (http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/napster/)

Keywords

Middle East, violence, Palestinian Authority, Ahmed Qorei, Yasser Arafat, Israeli Cabinet, recording industry, music downloads, copyright, amnesty


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