Israelis & Palestinians

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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 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 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.
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.

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.

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:

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!