This first episode of APN’s new podcast features two interviews. Both were recorded recently in Jerusalem coffee shops (apologies for the boisterous ambiance).
The first interview is with Elias Zananiri, the deputy director of the PLO’s Committee for Interaction with the Israeli Public. Elias, a veteran Palestinian journalist and a member of the Geneva Initiative, talks about the PLO’s efforts to demonstrate to Israelis that they do have a partner for peace across the Green Line and that peace would be a win-win for Israelis and Palestinians.
The second interview is with Talia Sasson, the former Israeli government attorney, who authored the famous 2005 “Sasson Report” on illegal outposts in the West Bank. Sasson, who is now the President of the New Israel Fund, talks about her recent book (published in Hebrew and soon to be translated into English) on the report and on West Bank settlements. She finishes the interview with an important message for American friends of Israel.