[ Forwarded to me in an e-mail and recommended into MemeStreams
as I believe this will be of significant general interest.
Last fall NPR did a series of broadcasts on the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The whole series was broadcast on KQED last night. Its very factual and provides an excellent overview of the historical roots of the problem. It does not place blame on either side, but simply tells what happened. You can listen to the whole series in an hour and I highly recommend it.
NPR : The Mideast : A Century of Conflict