This episode, the third in a mini-series on Gaza, crosses the Gaza border to the Israeli communities that surround the Gaza Strip. It features a conversation with Julia Chaitin, a leader of Other Voice (Kol Acher), an peace movement that brings together Israeli peace activists who reach out to their neighbors in Gaza.
The photo shows Chaitin at a weekly vigil of Other Voice, shortly after being attacked by right-wing bullies who threw hot coffee at her.
In this episode, the second in a series about the collective emotional state of the Gaza Strip’s population, APN’s Debra Shushan and Ori Nir speak with Dr. Brian Barber, a psychologist, who in the past quarter of a century has been studying the psyche of the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
Barber is a professor of child and family studies and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict at the University of Tennessee, from which he recently retired. He is now a scholar at the New America Foundation and the Institute for Palestine Studies in Washington, DC.
He is working on a book documenting the lives of three Palestinian men, all Gazans, who spent their entire lives under Israeli occupation. The book is an extension of Barber’s large study of young Palestinians, documented in the important article “Whither the ‘Children of the Stone’? An Entire Life under Occupation” published in 2016 in the Journal of Palestine Studies.
Here are links to some of his other publications:
(Photo: New America)
Omar Shaban is the founder and director of PalThink for Strategic Studies, a Gaza City-based think tank, or as Shaban likes to call it, a “think and do tank.”
Debra Shushan, Stephanie Breitsman and Ori Nir sat with Shaban at APN’s office in Washington on Friday June 8th, for a long, fascinating conversation on the economy, society, and politics of the Gaza Strip.
This is an unusually long episode.
PalThink’s web site is www.palthink.org
His most recent Foreign Policy article is here: https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/05/29/gazans-are-protesting-their-economy-not-israels-existence/
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