Donald McIntyre, the former Jerusalem bureau chief of the British Independent, is the author of a new book on the Gaza Strip. The book puts a human face on Gaza and provides some valuable keys to unlock the conundrum that Gaza is. This episode is another effort by PeaceCast to shed light on Gaza, a small strip of land a perpetual state of crisis.
Click here for the book on Amazon
This episode’s guest is Daniel Kurtzer, a professor in Middle East policy studies at Princeton University and the United States’ former ambassador to Israel and Egypt.
Dan’s New York Daily News article blasts the Trump administration’s decision to merge the US consulate in Jerusalem with the US embassy to Israel, which has recently been removed from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In this conversation, Ambassador Kurtzer examines this development and analyzes this administration’s approach policy on Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Kurtzer’s New York Daily News article is here
Kurtzer’s December 2016 on Ambassador David Friedman's appointment to be America's ambassador to Israel is here
Kurtzer’s book The Peace Puzzle on Amazon is here
APN’s press release on Trump’s merging the consulate into the embassy is here
Orly Halpern is an American-born, Jerusalem-based freelance journalist who edits News Nosh, Americans for Peace Now’s roundup of the daily news from Israel.
She prepares the English language review of Israel’s Hebrew media early in the morning, Israel time, taking advantage of the seven-hour time difference between Jerusalem and America's East Coast so that News Nosh subscribers can scan the Israeli news of the day with their morning coffee and bagel.
News Nosh is a free service. Subscribe to it here: https://peacenow.org/issue.php?cat=news-nosh#.W7O5nWgzaM8
This episode goes much beyond News Nosh. Orly talks about her career in journalism, about Israeli journalism and about Israeli society.
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