Bruce Wallace reports on concerts being hosted by the Turkish Embassy in DC. They commemorate a series of ground-breaking concerts organized in the 1930's by the sons of Ambassador Mehmet Ertegun. Ahmet Ertegun went on to form Atlantic Records.
The wives of the German and British ambassadors to the UN have released a video urging Syria's first lady to help end the bloodshed. The film, posted on YouTube, asks Asma Al-Assad to urge her husband, Bashar Al-Assad, to stop violent repression.
Andrew Tabler, a senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy says the White House will be hard-put to find allies in a post-Assad Syria and currently faces open hostility from within the rebels ranks.
Israel gets billions of dollars from Washington every year. If the sequestration cuts go through in full, it could put a serious squeeze on Israel's defense budget. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the issues with Haviv Rettig Gur of the Times of Israel.
Vietnam's President is in Washington this week. On the US agenda: human rights in Vietnam. The government has imprisoned 35 bloggers. But net-savvy activists in the US are helping to keep dissident bloggers one step ahead of the authorities.