August 02, 2006
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

Middle East Tensions to Be Topic on 'Inside Government'

WASHINGTON — Tensions in the Middle East, including the current situation involving Israel and Lebanon will be discussed this week on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) radio program “Inside Government”. Jeffrey Weiss, author of “I Am My Brother’s Keeper: American Volunteers in Israel’s War for Independence 1947 – 1949,” and Ahmed Younis, National Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and author of “American Muslims: Voir Dire (Speak the Truth)” will appear on Friday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. EDT on and 1050 AM in the Washington, D.C., area. Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand (available anytime) at

“Inside Government” is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact all federal and D.C. government employees. In launching “Inside Government” AFGE becomes one of the first unions and the only federal workers’ union to have a national broadcast program on the air.

The program debuted June 30 and can be heard Fridays at 10:00 a.m. EDT nationally on demand (available anytime) at or 1050 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

“Through Inside Government, we are able to bring the issues which impact all federal and D.C. government workers to a wide national audience on a regular basis,” said AFGE National President John Gage, who is the show’s creator and executive producer. “This show gives the real story on what is happening inside our federal and D.C. government agencies and the rights of federal and D.C. government employees.”

For more information please e-mail [email protected] or go to

Please note there will be a short advertisement prior to the start of the program.

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