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West Bank demonstration against Israel's separation barrier

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A protester on the ground argues with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration of Palestinians, foreign protesters and leftwing Israeli peace activists against Israel's controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Beit Omar, near Hebron, on July 22. Israel says the barrier is designed to prevent attacks but the Palestinians view it as an 'apartheid wall' that carves off key parts of their promised state.

Watch a discussion from Wednesday's Dylan Ratigan show on the importance of the Israel-Palestine conflict to regional stability:

Author Jeremy Ben-Ami and panel debate whether the Arab Spring has recast the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.