Calls for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war

Moussa Elbayoumy, Yara Salamed, and Mubarak Awad discuss calls for a ceasefire in the current Israel-Hamas war. Moussa is an MD and chair of the board of the Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas). Yara is studying Law at UMKC and is President of Students for Justice in Palestine there. Mubarak is a Palestinian born in Jerusalem in 1943, influenced by Mennonite and Quaker missionaries. He received bachelors, masters and PhD degrees from universities in the US. He became a US citizen in 1978 and returned to Jerusalem in 1983 to found the Palestinian Centre for the Study of Nonviolence. He was expelled from Palestine in 1988 during the First Intifada for organizing nonviolent protests against mistreatment of Palestinians by Israeli military and settlers. Back in the US, he founded Nonviolence International. Moussa, Yara and Mubarak are calling for a ceasefire in the current Israel-Gaza war.

Virtually everyone thinks they know more than they do, and media organizations everywhere exploit that to please those who control most of the money for the media. The major media in the US and Israel has provided biased coverage of routine mistreatment of Palestinians since the Balfour Declaration of 1917. These biases seem to have been getting worse since the Six-Day War in 1967 and the Second Intifada of 2000-2005. Because of these biases, many in the US and Israel hear about violence by Hamas, but they rarely hear about the routine killings, mistreatment and other degradations of daily life of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza by Israeli military and settlers. This lack of knowledge of these abuses pushes people to unwittingly and blindly support these Israeli policies including the current military actions in Gaza.

This episode of Radio Active Magazine includes a discussion of several people in the greater Kansas City metro area who have lost over 10 close family members killed in Gaza since last October moderated by Radio Active Magazine regular Spencer Graves.


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