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Political Junkie: Protests In Gaza And West Bank Over New US Embassy Turn Violent

Khalil Hamra / AP Photo

Palestinian protesters chant slogans as they burn tires during a protest on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Monday, May 14, 2018.

Khalil Hamra / AP Photo

Early this morning, a ceremony in Jerusalem marked the opening of the new U.S. Embassy, signifying the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. At the same time, there were reports that more than 40 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded during protests in Gaza and the West Bank.

Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, joins Insight host Beth Ruyak to talk about the political implications of the embassy move and how these protests might reverberate internationally.

We'll also analyze primary elections across the country and remember California's former Governor George Deukmejian. He died early last week at the age of 89.

 Political Junkie Goes West

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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