Podcast - Understanding Israel Palestine

The show is hosted by Citizens for Justice in the Middle East, a local group that has advocated for 20 years for a fair and even-handed U.S. foreign policy that recognizes the rights of both Palestinians and Israelis. Our program offers interviews with journalists, scholars, policy experts and activists to offer multiple perspectives, and to clarify the underlying issues that are often obscured by headline news.

The Palestine Exception

Mitchell Plitnick, author of the recently published book Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics, discusses how concern for Palestinian human rights is often excluded from the  progressive political agenda in this country. Drawing on his years of experience working for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Plitnick...

Understanding Israel Palestine: Beyond the Walls – “Epstein/Wexner/MEGA, Maxwell/Microsoft, NSA/Neuberger & the Compromising Intent of Israeli Cyber Espionage” w/ Whitney Webb (2/5/21) Copy

This week's show, a compilation of interview segments with journalist Whitney Webb put together by Jeremy Rothe-Kushel, focuses on the intent of Israeli cyber espionage & the networks of power behind the Israeli military intelligence-sponsored Epstein Maxwell compromise operation, hoping to further "Understanding Israel Palestine: Beyond the Walls."   https://unlimitedhangout.com/epstein/ https://unlimitedhangout.com/the-maxwell-family-business/ https://unlimitedhangout.com/cybereason/  

Understanding Israel Palestine: Beyond the Walls – “Epstein/Wexner/MEGA, Maxwell/Microsoft, NSA/Neuberger & the Compromising Intent of Israeli Cyber Espionage” w/ Whitney Webb (2/5/21)

This week's show, a compilation of interview segments with journalist Whitney Webb put together by Jeremy Rothe-Kushel, focuses on the intent of Israeli cyber espionage & the networks of power behind the Israeli military intelligence-sponsored Epstein Maxwell compromise operation, hoping to further "Understanding Israel Palestine: Beyond the Walls."   https://unlimitedhangout.com/epstein/ https://unlimitedhangout.com/the-maxwell-family-business/ https://unlimitedhangout.com/cybereason/  

We Are Not Numbers in Gaza

Issam Adwan is project manager of We Are Not Numbers, a program in the Gaza Strip that seeks to help young writers in Gaza develop their writing skills in English and bring their diverse perspectives and experiences to an international audience. Too often, Adwan says, people outside the Gaza Strip...

“Facebook, We Need to Talk”

Facebook is under pressure to include criticism of Israel in its hate-speech policy. After more than 100 Jewish organizations around the world pressed Facebook to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism in its entirety, including examples seen as controversial, 55 groups joined in a coalition to combat...

Understanding Israel Palestine: Beyond the Walls – “Can Israel be both Jewish and Democratic?” & “Conflating Judaism & Zionism: Bad for the Jews” with Richard Silverstein (2/26/21)

Understanding Israel Palestine: Beyond the Walls - "Can Israel be both Jewish and Democratic?" & "Conflating Judaism & Zionism: Bad for the Jews" with Richard Silverstein (2/26/21) For this week's show, Jeremy Rothe-Kushel speaks with Richard Silverstein about his recent journalism on matters suppressed by Israeli censors, and his upcoming webinar...

Settler Violence Escalates in Israel

Lara Friedman, director of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, discusses the increase in Jewish settlements on the West Bank during 2020 and the rise in settler violence. Both escalated as Israelis took advantage of the Trump administration to increase their presence on the West Bank with no U.S. pushback...