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 […]
On May 14, 1948, Mariam Fathalla was forced to leave her ancient Palestinian town of al-Zeeb at the age of eighteen. In the year that followed, more than half of all Palestinians were expelled or killed in a series of events now known as al-Nakba (the Catastrophe). For today’s episode, guest host Gil Halsted presents […]
We bring you another two-part show today! First, we talk to research scientist and human rights attorney Robin Bronen about climate displacement and the human costs of environmental disaster. In the second segment, Palestinian journalist and refugee Amena ElAshkar discusses her work raising awareness about human injustices in Palestine with the North America Nakba Tour. […]
In March 2018, a series of protests called the Great March of Return took place at the Gaza Strip near the Gaza–Israel border. As we approach the anniversary of the march, we examine this momentous event with one of its founders, Ahmed Abu Artema, along with Jehad Abusalim. “Who can refuse justice? Who can refuse […]
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 […]
Kate Gould, Legislative Director, Middle East Policy of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, talks about the humanitarian effects on the U.S. policies in the Middle East, especially in Yemen and Palestine.