David Williams & Steve Wolvin present the origins and evolution of the Palestine conflict.
WORT 89.9FM Madison · Samer Alatout on Israel and Palestine A ceasefire just took effect in Jerusalem, between Israel and the Palestinian militant group, Hamas. In the last week, Israeli attacks killed 212 people, left 2,500 people homeless, and led to worldwide condemnation and protests in defense of Palestine. Samer Alatout is Vilas Associate Professor […]
In spite of laws restricting the United States from giving military aid to countries that use them for aggressive purposes or to commit human rights violations, the U.S. “continues to give Israel $3.8 billion of our tax dollars every year in military funding.” More and more Americans are speaking out on this issue, including representatives […]
Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has promoted a world free of violence, inequality, and oppression, and was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1947. Jennifer Bing directs the AFSC Palestine Activism Program, and shares the group’s experience with the “Open Air Prison” called the Gaza Strip, including the “No way to treat […]
The CDC’s announcement yesterday that vaccinated individuals can go unmasked in most situations took many by surprise. First up today, we discuss that and other pandemic news with Dr. Peter J. Hotez, author of Preventing the Next Pandemic. Then, we’re joined by Mazin Qumsiyeh in Bethlehem and Refaat Alareer in Gaza City for on-the-ground updates […]
Western news reports of homemade Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel is like reporting that a raped woman scratched her attacker — according to Mazin Qumsiyeh, peace activist in Bethlehem and author of “Jerusalem Uprising? Mainstream Western Media Equates Oppressed with the Opressor”. Recent action by Israel, to prop up popularity of Benjamin Netanyahu, restricts Palestinian […]