Hagar Shezaf is the new West Bank correspondent of Haaretz. In this episode she discusses her current reportage on the spike in violent attacks by West Bank settlers against Palestinians.
Hagar also spoke about an explosive expose she published in Haaretz last summer, where she revealed that Israel’s security establishment was systematically combing through archives and picking out embarrassing or incriminating documentation of what could ebe considered as war crimes against the Palestinian civilians during the 1948 war, the so-called Nakba.
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Haaretz Columnist Bradley Burston talks about recent developments and future prospects in Israel's political arena as the Coronavirus creates a new reality.
Could Israeli-Palestinian cooperation around Coronavirus be extended beyond the realm of public health? Could it bring about much needed rapprochement? Could it, at the very least, put Israeli annexation plans on hold?
Noa Shusterman, the Israel-Palestinian Research Program Coordinator at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) explores these questions.
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Jabob Magid covers the West Bank for the Times of Israel. In this episode he talks about how Israel and the Palestinian Authority cooperate in the fight against the Coronavirus, about COVID-19 infection among West Bank settlers, and about the possible impact of the epidemic on Israeli government plans to annex parts of the West Bank.
Daoud Kuttab's aricle: How coronavirus outbreak has boosted Palestinian-Israeli cooperation
This episode features a new report by Israel’s Peace Now movement, reviewing Israel’s West Bank settlement activity in 2019.
Presenting the report is Brian Reeves, Peace Now’s director of external relations. Brian is an American Israeli, residing in Tel Aviv. He is an expert on settlement activity.
A link to the report: https://peacenow.org.il/en/settlement-construction-report-2019
APN’s “From Creeping to Leaping” annexation report: https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=27412#.XnPETahKiUk
This episode is based on a live recording of a March 6th 2020 talk with Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan of the Parents Circle. The two are the protagonists of Apeirogon, the new novel, by Colum McCann.
Rami and Bassam lost their daughters to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and both made the decision to harness their bereavement to the cause of Israeli-Palestinian peace.
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An edited version of APN's March 3, 2020 briefing call with strategic affairs analyst Yossi Alpher.
A conversation with Yadin Kaufmann, an Israeli technology investor, social entrepreneur and writer. A veteran venture capitalist, Kaufmann works to stimulate a Palestinian high-tech industry.
This episode is an edited version that Americans for Peace Now held with Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann on February 28th, 2020.
Danny is the director of Terrestrial Jerusalem, an Israeli non-profit that works to identify and track the full spectrum of developments in Jerusalem relating to Israeli-Palestinian, Jewish-Arab relations, with an emphasis on developments that could impact a final-status peace resolution to the conflict in and around Jerusalem.
This briefing call examines the Israeli government’s policy of creating wedge settlements around East Jerusalem to deny a contiguity to a future Palestinian state.
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This episode features a talk by Arye (Arik) Carmon, the founder and former director of the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI).
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This episode features a conversation with three women, two Palestinian and one Israeli, who are at the forefront of the struggle against Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes in Area C of the West Bank.
The three came to Washington as a part of Oxfam’s new initiative to raise consciousness in the United States to the problem of Palestinian home demolitions in the West Bank.
Our guests were:
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John Lyndon is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), an umbrella that brings together over 100 organizations in Israel and the West Bank to assist them with funding, capacity building, visibility, and impact.
John talked about issues directly related to ALLMEP and its activity, and explored the ways in which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict plays out in Europe, particularly in the wake of President Trump's vision for Israeli-Palestinian relations.
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During his term as US ambassador to Israel between 2001 and 2005, Daniel (Dan) Kurtzer spent time trying (and failing) to devise ground rules for limiting West Bank settlement construction. His efforts, at the time, were to minimize Israeli facts on the ground of the West Bank in order to maximize prospects for a two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
Donald Trump’s Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, in contrast, will represent the United States on a joint US-Israeli committee that will help the Israeli government create the most consequential facts on the ground of the West Bank since Israel captured it in 1967: defining the areas in the West Bank that will be annexed by Israel.
Ambassador Kurtzer, who today is a professor at Princeton University is the guest of this episode.
Ambassador Kurtzer’s bio: https://wws.princeton.edu/faculty-research/faculty/dkurtzer
Ambassador Kurtzer’s 2010 American Interest article: https://www.the-american-interest.com/2010/03/01/behind-the-settlements/
Dan Rothem’s rendering of Trump’s map: https://centerpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/From-Peace-to-Prosperity-Recreation-with-population.pdf
Joel Singer was the Israeli legal architect of the Oslo Agreements. He is an expert on annexation and what it means for Israel and prospects for peace.
His full biography is available on his web site, where he runs a blog, which includes an article referred to in this conversation.
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This episode features a conversation with Daoud Kuttab, a veteran Palestinian journalist who splits his time between the West Bank and Amman, Jordan. He is the Director-General of the Community Media Network in Amman and a regular contributor to leading publications in both English and Arabic.
Hadar Susskind is a longtime activist and Jewish nonprofit professional. Currently, he is the campaign director for Hatikvah Slate, a slate that several progressive Jewish organizations – including Americans for Peace Now – have put together to run for the World Zionist Congress.
This episode features a conversation with Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch. Shakir investigates and documents human rights abuses in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.
We talked about his recent deportation from Israel and about Human Rights Watch’s new report, Born Without Civil Rights.
Omar’s bio: https://www.hrw.org/about/people/omar-shakir
A link to the report: https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/palestine1219_web_0.pdf
PeaceCast’s April 9th, 2018 interview with Omar: https://peacenow.libsyn.com/38-snipers-on-the-gaza-border