03/27/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines the turbulent history of Israel, from the origins of the Zionist movement in the late 19th Century to the present day. There’s the backdrop of relations between Jews, Arabs and Turks, and the earliest settlements in Palestine under Ottoman rule. We’ll visit with Tel Aviv University professor Anita Shapira, author of ISRAEL: A HISTORY. Don’t miss Topical Currents . . . Wednesday at 1pm on 91.3 WLRN-HD1, rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2.