This Friday's OLMV will feature a live interview with Mr. Eitan Bronstein, and Israeli educator and activist working with an organization called Zachrot ("remembering" or "those who remember"). This organization is dedicated to educating the Israeli public about the history of Al-Nakba (the Arabic word for catastrophe), the displacement and dispossession of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in 1948. Mr. Bronstein is will be coming through the United States with Muhammad Jaradat (a past guest on OLMV) of the Palestinian group, Badil, in a joint Badil/Zachrot US speaking tour: "Acknowledging the past; Imagining the future: Palestinians and Israelis on 1948 and the Right of Return."
Hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman talk with poet, translator and doctor, Fady Joudah, about the life and work of Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish. Also on the program, live satellite phone conversations with Paul Larudee and Huwaida Arraf of the Free Gaza Movement as they sail, along with 43 other volunteers, from Cyprus to Gaza to break the Israeli blockade.
Jeff Halper, of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions & Wafa Shami, of the American Friends Service Committee coming to Portland to talk about FAIR TRADE Olive Oil from Palestine, join hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman for a special membership drive broadcast.
Program hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman talk with Joel Kovel, author of Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, and Deborah Rohan, author of The Olive Grove: A Palestinian Story.
In this program, hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman discuss the siege in Gaza, and other topics, with Palestinian-Canadian lawyer and former negotiator Diana Buttu. Further along in the program they discuss the issue of emigration of Christian Arabs from the Middle East with Professor of Sociology at Bethlehem University, Dr. Bernard Sabella.
Guests Melinda Borne of United Palestinian Appeal and Peter Miller of Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights join hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman to talk about what folks in the United States are doing to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza today, and what has to happen to change US policy in the Middle East to bring a just peace to the Palestine/Israel conflict.
Special guest Ayman Mohyeldin, Gaza correspondent for Al Jazeera English language news, talks about the aftermath Israel's war.
In an exclusive live interview by telephone directly from Gaza, hosts William Seaman and Hala Gores talk with Ayman Mohyeldin about the three weeks of Israeli military attacks and the aftermath, as the people begin the long process of recovering bodies and rebuilding.
Hala Gores is joined in the studio with special guest, attorney Tom Nelson. Bill Corcoran also joins the conversation by telephone from Washington DC.
Mr. Corcoran is President of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) and just returned from a visit to Gaza where he had an opportunity to assess the devastation of Israel's assault on the people of Gaza. ANERA was incorporated in 1968 to help ease the suffering of Palestinian refugees after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967. It has become one of the largest American non-profits working solely in the Middle East for 40 years. In fiscal year 2008, ANERA delivered more than $50 million worth of donated medicine and medical supplies into Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon.
Political Prisoners and Israeli War Crimes in Gaza - Guests Mr. Jaber Wishah, the Deputy Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza, and Yonatan Pollack, an organizer with Anarchists Against the Wall, join hosts William Seaman and Wael Elasady.
This week Hala Gores and William Seaman welcome New York University Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and History, Zachary Lockman, to the program for a discussion of Zionism. Zionism is broadly understood as the movement supporting the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people. In 1975, the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 3379 declaring that Zionism is a form of racism. Is Zionism inherently racist? What role has Zionism played, and what role does it continue to play, in the Palestine-Israel conflict? Join us this Friday for a discussion of Zionism on ONE LAND, MANY VOICES with our special guest, Professor Zachary
This week hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman talk with Electronic Intifada founder, Ali Abunimah, about the latest developments in the Middle East "Peace Process" under the new Obama Administration. And in the studio to discuss local activism will be Nael Saker and Wael Elasady, talking about the upcoming Palestinian Via Dolorosa photo exhibit opening at PSU on May 28th.
KBOO's public affairs host William Seaman interviews Dan Handelman about the campaign to keep Oregon's National Guard troops from deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan ... how close is the vote in the Oregon House and Senate on legislation aimed at challenging the federalization of the Oregon Guard? Also in the conversation by telephone is national campaign coordinator, Ben Manski, with an update on other state campaigns challenging guard deployments.
Leading authority on Middle East politics, Dr. Jamal R. Nassar and Professor of International Politics and Middle East Studies, Steve Niva, talk about prospect for peace and the Obama administration's conflict with the Israeli government over settlements.
Dr. Mustafa Barghouti is a physician and political activist focused on the development of Palestinian civil society and grassroots democracy. He is the international spokesman for the Palestinian NGO sector, and organizer of international solidarity presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Dr. Barghouti writes extensively for local and international audiences on civil society, democracy issues and the political situation in alestine, and on health development policy for Palestinians living under occupation.
In addition, Dr. Barghouti is President of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees, an NGO that provides health and community services to more than 1 million people annually in the Occupied Territories. He also serves as Director of the Health Development Information and Policy Institute, an independent Ramallah-based think-tank specializing in policy research and planning for the Palestinian health care system in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
This week the guests are Jeff Halper, director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and Zahi Damuni, co-founder of Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition. The topics are the escalation of evictions and house demolitions in East Jerusalem, and the Palestinians uprooted from Iraq following the 2003 US invasion.
This week Hala Gores and guest co-host Ned Rosch welcome PSU philosophy student and Gaza Freedom Marcher, Sarah Hassouneh, to OLMV to talk about her experiences in Egypt and Gaza earlier this month. Also on the program will be Reverend Dick Toll of Friends of Sabeel to talk about his October visit to Palestine and the Sabeel Conference in Seattle coming up in February. Join us for this special membership drive broadcast of ONE LAND, MANY VOICES!
This week's guest is Trip Jennings who has just returned from a winter volunteering with the International Solidarity Movement in the West Bank. Jennings is an environmental filmmaker by profession and an environmental and social justice activist. He founded the Portland-based outdoor and environmental media company, The Epicocity Project. He was recognized by the National Geographic as "Adventurer of the Year" in 2008 for his work with threatened rivers, indigenous cultures and oil palm plantations in Papua New Guinea.
OLMV hosts this month are Wael Elasady and MaryAlecia Briggs of Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER).
Host Will Seaman speaks with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies about the upcoming 8th anniversary of the war in Iraq, the continuing occupation of Iraq, President Barack Obama's foreign policy and the uprisings in Middle Eastern countries.