A new entertainment city outside of Riyadh is part of the Saudi Arabian government’s Vision 2030 plan announced by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman a year ago. The Vision 2030 reform program includes plans to transform the country’s austere reputation, reduce its dependence on oil and create jobs for young Saudis. The 129 square […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing interviews author, peace activist and Codepink co-founder Medea Benjamin. Benjamin has just released a new book Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.- Saudi Connection. Saudi Arabia is perhaps the single most important source of funds for terrorists worldwide, promoting an extreme interpretation of Islam along with anti-Western sentiment, […]
What is the future of US-Saudi relations? Today Esty Dinur talks with Vijay Prashad to discuss this and other issues going on in the Middle East. Vijay Prashad is a professor of International Studies at Trinity College, Connecticut. His is the authors of books such as No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism and […]
What is the role of Saudi Arabia in the Middle East? What is the United States’ relationship to the country? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates the sixth day of the Islamic New Year and explains its significance. He also reports on the Jewish Voice For Peace, Bedouin resistance to an Israeli relocation plan, the U.S. arrest of a 65-year-old Palestinian woman Rasmea Odeh, and vandalism by Jewish settlers against Palestinian property in the […]
This week your host Sabi Atteyih reports on the suspension of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef‘s TV show. Youssef, who is also a cardiac surgeon, presents in the vein of comedian and show host Jon Stewart. Viewers were outraged when he mocked a pro-military group. Other Arab-American news includes a Dearborn, Michigan ceremony honoring entrepreneurs, Egypt’s closing […]