On today’s episode, Allen continues his coverage of the Middle East with Palestinian journalist Yousef Aljamal, who is currently on a US speaking tour to promote the collection Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak, featuring firsthand accounts of Palestinian youth held in Israeli detention facilities in the occupied West Bank.
Yousef Aljamal is a Palestinian writer and activist and translator of the volume Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak (Gerakbudaya Enterprise, 2018). Yousef grew up in Al-Nuseirat refugee camp and lived through the three major Israeli assaults on the Gaza Strip from 2008 to 2014. He attended the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as a child, and he is currently working on a PhD in international relations.
Yousef Aljamal will be speaking in Madison this Sunday, October 27, 2:00PM – 4:00PM at Christ Presbyterian Church (944 East Gorham Street). His talk will be preceded by remarks from Representative Mark Pocan. More information available here.