Since 2008, the Freedom Flotilla movement has sent thirty-five ships attempting to break Israel’s illegal, US-backed military blockade of Gaza that has denied two million people, including children, access to food, clean water, fuel, medicine, and other necessities for the past thirteen years. This week, the Gaza Freedom Flotilla’s North American Boat is in Madison […]
Ilhan Omar, U.S. Representative from Minnesota, has been criticized as being anti-semitic for her criticism of the Israeli government. Jan talks with Abba Solomon, author of “The Speech, And It’s Context”, about how criticism of the country of Israel is not the same as anti-semitism.
On today’s episode, we take a look at the water crisis in Gaza and its effects on the inhabitants there, particularly the children. The discussion also highlights people-to-people grassroots efforts happening here in the U.S. to respond to the disaster, along with local ecumenical projects for peace in the Middle East. Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch is […]
What is going on in Israel-Palestine? This week, mass Palestinian protests at the fences around Gaza have been met with violence from the Israel military. Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with expert Stephen Zunes as they go beyond the mainstream headlines about the Middle East. Mr. Zunes is senior policy analyst at Foreign Policy in […]
Host Allen Ruff speaks with Jennifer Loewenstein, a freelance journalist and activist and faculty in Penn State University’s Department of Middle East Studies. Loewenstein has been covering conflicts in the Middle East for approaching thirty years, and her work has appeared in academic journals such as the Journal of Palestine Studies and popular outlets like CounterPunch Magazine and Palestine Chronicle. In the […]
Allen Ruff speaks with Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie, killed 15 years ago in Rafah while defending a Palestinian home from Israeli demolition. As a lead-up to their Madison visit on Sunday, April 8, they discuss the ongoing work of the Rachel Corrie Foundation, BDS, and the current situation with the […]