Alternative Radio on 10/06/09
Host David Barsamian interviews Rami Khouri about "Dateline: Middle East."
It is oil, weapons sales, and support of Israel which drive Washington's policy. Presidents come and go but the patterns persist with only shades of difference. And the media? They are doing a great job keeping people ignorant with their unexamined assumptions and biased reporting. Rami Khouri deconstructs some of the myths about the Middle East.
Rami Khouri is a well-known journalist in the Middle East. Based in Beirut, he is editor-at-large of "The Daily Star." His articles are syndicated in major newspapers around the world. He is the Director
of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. He is recipient of the Pax Christi International Peace Award for his efforts to bring peace
to the Middle East.