Israelis & Palestinians

Archives of the show until 2018. For recent archives, go to: The Marc Steiner Show at the Real News Network

December 2, 2013

Joe Sacco’s “Footnotes in Gaza”

November 29, 2013 - Segment 1 - We kick off the day with journalist, writer and cartoonist Joe Sacco, talking about his 2010 graphic novel, Footnotes in Gaza. In this important book, Sacco sought to get to the heart of a tragic incident in 1956 in which Israeli soldiers shot 111 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
November 12, 2013

Israeli Knesset Debating Prawer Plan, Which Would Remove 40,000+ Bedouin Citizens From Ancestral Homelands

November 11, 2013 - Segment 2 - Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, joins us to talk about the Israeli Knesset's Prawer Plan, a proposal to forcibly remove over 40,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel from their ancestral homelands, which is currently being debated.
October 11, 2013

Neil Hertz: Pastoral in Palestine

October 11, 2013 - Segment 7 - We close out the show with author Neil Hertz about his book Pastoral in Palestine, which offers a personal take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
October 3, 2013

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

October 3, 2013 - Segment 2 - We are joined by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, renowned author, Muslim leader, Founder and Chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, and author of Moving the Mountain: A New Vision of Islam in America; and Thomas M. Brown, President of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies to discuss the conflicts that arise in a religiously plural world and how these conflicts demand the attention of Muslims, Jews and Christians.
August 22, 2013

Dr. Shibley Telhami On The Middle East

August 22, 2013 - Segment 3 - Dr. Shibley Telhami joins us for a conversation on the Middle East. He joins us to speak about the Israeli/Palestinian peace process, protests in Egypt and the ongoing conflict in Syria.
August 12, 2013

Middle East Roundtable: Egypt and Israel/Palestine Peace Talks

August 12, 2013 - Segment 3 - We close out the show with a roundtable on the Middle East to discuss the situation in Egypt and Israel/Palestine peace talks.
August 2, 2013

Weekly Roundup: Leakers & National Security, The Pope On Gay Marriage, and Israel/Palestine Peace Talks

August 2, 2013 - Segment 1 - On this morning's weekly roundtable on national news headlines we discuss a range of topics including new NSA revelations, the Bradley Manning trial verdict, the Pope's stance on gay marriage and homosexuality, and peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
March 20, 2013

Life in Palestine and Israel: Hekmat Biseso & Tamar Sharabi

March 20, 2013 - Segment 2 - We hear perspectives on life in Palestine and Israel from two women: Hekmat Biseso, activist from Gaza living in Ramallah, and Tamar Sharabi, independent artist and activist spending time in Palestine.
March 20, 2013

President Obama Visits Middle East, First Presidential Trip To Israel

March 20, 2013 - Segment 1 - We discuss President Obama's visit to the Middle East with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, and Jason Isaacson of the American Jewish Committee. Then, we speak to Craig and Cindy Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie, who was killed by the Israeli military ten years ago this month.
February 18, 2013

Israelis Offering Up Votes to Palestinians

February 12, 2013 - Segment 3 - We travel to the Middle East to close out our show. Did you know that in the recent Israeli elections, some Israelis offered up their votes to Palestinians? You will hear our interviews with 19-year old Palestinian activist George Abdallah from Jenin, and Tamar Aviyah, who is an Israeli citizen and activist in Tel Aviv.
January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013 – Hour 2

We discuss King's legacy of nonviolent resistance.
December 11, 2012

December 11, 2012 – Segment 2

We discuss the situations in Syria, Egypt, and Palestine/Israel, and ask the important question of what US foreign policy should be in the Middle East. We'll speak with

December 6, 2012

December 6, 2012 – Segment 2

Baltimore has surpassed the 200 homicide mark in 2012 to date, which already outnumbers last year's total. We get perspectives from a diverse roundtable of guests about what this means for the city and police strategy. Our guests include:

November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012 – Segment 2


September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 – Segment 3

We spreak with Nabeel Abboud Ashkar, a Palestinian classical violinist who is the director of the Polyphony Foundation, an organization that brings together young Palestinian and Israeli musicians.

August 2, 2012

August 2, 2012 – Segment 3

We discuss presidential candidate Mitt Romney's visit to the Middle East and what we learned about his ideas on foreign policy from his controversial remarks about Palestinians. We discuss this topic with:

May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012 – Hour 1

Join us as we discuss the recent rioting and violence against African refugees living in Tel Aviv. Joining us from Tel Aviv are Yohannes Bayu, executive director of the African Refugee Development Center, and Haggai Matar, journalist with +972 Mag and Zman Tel Aviv. We'll also be

May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012 – Segment 1

Listen in as Middle East Correspsondent for Real News Network Lia Tarachansky calls in from Israel to discuss the Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike.

December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011 – Segment 3

We speak with Dr. Bernard Avishai, author of the article "Abraham's children: Toward a right of return for Palestinians" in the most recent issue of Harper's Magazine.  Dr. Avishai is an adjunct professor of business at Hebrew University.

September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011 – Segment 3

Israeli peace activist Rabbi Arik Asherman joins us to discuss his work with Rabbis for Human Rights and current peace struggles that he has been a part of in Israel.

September 20, 2011

September 20, 2011 – Segment 1

This week, Palestinian officials are applying to the United Nations for recognition as an independent state, setting off strong reactions both of support and opposition internationally.  We're joined by a panel to discuss what this historic moment means.

August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011 – Hour 2

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a physician from Gaza.  Three of his daughters were tragically killed during the Israeli attack on Gaza in January 2009.  Dr. Abuelaish, author of I Shall Not Hate, shares his personal story and his quest for peace with us today.

August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011 – Segment 3

Journalists Dimi Reider and Aziz Abu Sarah join us again to discuss the latest from the protest movement in Israel.

Dimi Reider writes regularly for +972 magazine, and his work has appeared in The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Haaretz, and the Jerusalem Post.

August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011 – Segment 2

We take a look at the street protests in Israel with Dimi Reider and Aziz Abu Sarah.  Their op-ed In Israel, the Rent Is Too Damn High appeared in the New York Times last week.

June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011 – Segment 4

Israel has enforced a naval, aerial and land blockade of the Gaza Strip since June 2007, cutting off the delivery of foreign goods to the area. Multiple attempts have been made by international organizations to bypass Israeli enforcement through the use of independent flotillas, but these attempts have been mostly unsuccessful.

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011 – Hour 2

Last Thursday President Obama gave an speech on the Arab Spring and the next steps towards building a lasting peace in the Middle East.  Join us for a discussion about his speech, the White House visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Net

April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011 – Segment 3

We were heartbroken this week to hear of the death of Juliano Mer-Khamis, a Palestinian and Jewish artist and advocate of peace in the Middle East.  He was an actor and theatre artist who helped to found
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March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011 – Hour 2

The first few months of 2011 have been marked by conflict, revolution, and uprising in the Middle East. Conflicts occuring in Egypt, Libya, Palestine, and Syria have become an increased news focus in America. Marc continues this discussion today with guests:


Ali Zaghab - Palestinian born local businessman

March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011 – Hour 1

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a physician from Gaza.  Three of his daughters were tragically killed during the Israeli attack on Gaza in January 2009.  Dr. Abuelaish, author of I Shall Not Hate, shares his personal story and his quest for peace with us today.

March 3, 2011

March 8, 2011 – Segment 2

March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011 – Segment 2

Ronit Avni is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of
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March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011 – Segment 1

On today's show you'll hear three interviews recorded earlier this week at the J Street Conference in Washington, DC.  We travelled tot the conference
January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011 – Hour 2

We continue our look at events unfolding in Tunisia, Egypt, and other parts of the Middle East as massive protests are overturning long-established regimes.  Our guests are Zeynep Tufekci, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at UMBC, Mariam Shahin, journalist and aut

July 29, 2010

August 5, 2010 – Segment 1

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Kai Bird joins us to talk about his most recent book,  Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978.
July 29, 2010

August 4, 2010 – Hour 2

We're joined by cartoonist-reporter Joe Sacco. His most recent book, Footnotes in Gaza, tries to get to the heart of a tragic incident in 1956 in the Gaza Strip in which 111 Palestinians were shot by Israeli soldiers.

June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010 – Segment 2

Reverend Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, recently returned from a trip to Palestine and Israel with an inter-faith group.
June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010 – Hour 1

May 25, 2010

May 26, 2010 – Hour 1

March 24, 2010

March 24, 2010 – Segment 1

Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator from Maryland, joined us today during the first segment to discuss the passage of health care reform, as well as other political issues including US/Israeli relations and the imminent budget cuts facing Baltimore and other cities around the country.
March 2, 2010

March 2, 2010 – Hour 1

Israeli filmmaker Dan Geva joins Marc to discuss art, the philosophy of film, and why the truth of any documentary is subjective.  Dan Geva is a Spring 2010 Schusterman Visiting Artist at Maryland Institute College of Art.  As part of his residency, he and his wife are hosting a series of film screenings highlighting contemporary Israeli films.

February 17, 2010

February 17, 2010 – Hour 1

In our first hour, Marc talks with cartoonist-reporter Joe Sacco. His most recent book, Footnotes in Gaza, tries to get to the heart of a tragic incident in 1956 in the Gaza Strip in which 111 Palestinians were shot by Israeli soldiers.

December 8, 2009

December 8, 2009 – Hour 2

Sean Dobson, Executive Director of Progressive Maryland shares the findings of the Working Maryland Report. Get ready for a sobering set of facts.

September 30, 2009

September 30, 2009 – Hour 2

September 24, 2009

Marc interviews Naomi Klein

June 15, 2009

June 15, 2009 – Hour 1

Today's show started with a brief discussion with Senator Ben Cardin about today's headlines, including Israeli's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement that he could accept a Palestinian state, and the future of the American health care system.
Then, we discussed the protests following the Iranian Presidential election with a panel of experts.
Our guests were:

June 1, 2009

June 1, 2009 – Hour 1

Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan, joins us this hour to discuss his new book Engaging The Muslim World.  We'll discuss withdrawing US troops from Iraq, escalating the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine, and more.  Check out J
May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009 – Hour 2

April 6, 2009

April 6, 2009 – Hour 2

January 6, 2009

January 6, 2009

NOTE: Due to transmitter issues we lost some of today's broadcast. As today's show featured two pre-recorded interviews, we were able to reconstruct most of the first half, but be aware there will not be a transition between interviews or at the break. The full broadcast resumes immediately after the break.

October 16, 2008

October 16, 2008


Jim Pelura, Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, and Quincy Gamble, Executive Director of the Maryland Democratic Party, join us in the studio to discuss the third and final Presidential debate.

Also, author Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus discusses her new book, Kabbalistic Teachings of the Female Prophets: The Seven Holy Women of Ancient Israel. Click here for the complete interview, only available online.

The first few seconds of the show are missing from the recording; sorry about that!