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This week, the Opinion columnist and former New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Thomas L. Friedman joins the “Matter of Opinion” hosts to discuss the rapidly evolving situation in the Middle East and the mistakes that led to this moment. (He’s looking at you, Benjamin Netanyahu.)
(A full transcript of the episode will be available midday on the Times website.)
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