October 24, 2017

Forward Magazine: Jewish Identity In A Changing World

October 23, 2017 - Forward Magazine - The Forward started out 120 years ago as a Socialist daily paper written in Yiddish that appealed to the Jewish immigrant workers for decades. Now it has morphed into a monthly magazine and daily news site with a 21st century twist appealing to young and old, from all corners of the Jewish world. Its CEO and Publisher Rachel Fishman Feddersen stopped by our studios for a conversation last week when she was in town.
June 7, 2017
Six Day War (Credit: National Interest)

The Six Day War: Dr. Ali Zaghab and Time in Palestine

June 7, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a conversation with our guests about the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War. Our second guest was a Palestinian American businessman and political commentator, Dr. Ali Zaghab who offered us an updated perspective on the war and his time in Palestine.
June 7, 2017
The Six Day War (Credit: The Holy Land Timeline)

The Six Day War: A Historic Perspective with Lia Tarachansky

June 7, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation with our guests about the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War. Our first guest was Lia Tarachansky and she offered a historic perspective on why the soldiers were fighting and what the War meant for the world.
September 23, 2015
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Islamophobia in Our Society

September 22. 2015 - Segment 2 - We unpack Islamophobia in light of 14-year-old Muslim student, Ahmed Mohamed, being arrested by police at his school after school officials thought the clock he made was a bomb, and presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's remarks that Muslims aren't fit to serve as President of the United States.
March 25, 2015

Israeli Election Results and US Politics

March 23, 2015 - Segment 3 - We look at last week's Israeli election results and their implications for U.S. politics, with: Bill Fletcher, Senior Scholar at Institute for Policy Studies.
March 22, 2015
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Israeli Election Results: Benjamin Netanyahu Will Serve 4th Term

March 19, 2015 - Segment 3 - With news that Benjamin Netanyahu will serve a fourth term as Prime Minister of Israel, we take a look at the Israeli elections and what they mean for Israelis and Palestinians.
March 4, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

March 4, 2015 - Segment 2 - Our guests reflect upon Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech yesterday before Congress, as well as U.S. policy with Israel.
December 5, 2014

On the Side of the Road: Exploring Denial & The Contested History of Israeli-Palestinian Relations

December 4, 2014 - Segment 3 - Israeli journalist and filmmaker Lia Tarachansky joins us to talk about her documentary On the Side of the Road, which is showing in Baltimore on Friday at Johns Hopkins University and Sunday at Space 2640.
November 10, 2014
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+972 Magazine: Conversation with Palestinian & Israeli Journalists

November 7, 2014 - Segment 3 - We talk with two journalists, one Palestinian and one Israeli: Noam Sheizaf and Samer Badawi.
November 10, 2014
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Journalist Rula Jebreal on Minority Life in Israel and Islamophobia

November 6, 2014 - Segment 2 - We talk with Palestinian journalist, foreign policy analyst and author Rula Jebreal about her recent op-ed piece in the New York Times, "Minority Life in Israel."
June 10, 2014

Remembering the Six Day War/al Naksa

June 9, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss the 47th anniversary of the Six-Day War between Israel and several Arab nations and the beginning of 47 years of occupation. The war is known as al Naksa, or "the setback," by Palestinians.
May 3, 2014
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Ali Abunimah: The Battle For Justice In Palestine

May 2, 2014 - Segment 3 - Ali Abunimah, Palestinian-American journalist, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, and author of the books The Battle for Justice in Palestine and One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, joins us to discuss the current situation in Palestine, the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement, and the prospects for a single state solution.
February 27, 2014

Debating Maryland’s Anti-Israeli Boycott Legislation

February 27, 2014 - Segment 2 - We look at the debate taking place in the Maryland Legislature regarding the American Studies Association's recent resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Joining us are: Jay Bernstein, chair of the Advocacy Committee of Baltimore Zionist District and host of Shalom USA Radio; Sara Love, Public Policy Director of the ACLU of Maryland; and Yousseff Munnayer, Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development and its educational program, the Palestine Center.
January 7, 2014

Political Complexity in the Middle East: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt

January 7, 2014 - Segment 3 - We begin the day with a roundtable on the Middle East, including Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Dr. Adil Shamoo, Dr. Steven David and Phyllis Bennis join us.
December 9, 2013

Israeli Journalist Akiva Eldar

December 6, 2013 - Segment 2 - We 're joined for a discussion with Akiva Eldar, Israeli columnist for Al-Monitor's Israel Pulse, about life on the West Bank and whether a two-state solution is possible. In 2006 The Financial Times named Eldar among the world's most influential commentators.
November 12, 2013
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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
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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.
September 9, 2013

Dr. Shibley Telhami On The Middle East

September 9, 2013 - Segment 2 - Dr. Shibley Telhami joins us for a conversation on the Middle East. Dr. Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and author of The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East.
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
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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
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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.
February 18, 2013
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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

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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.

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.

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 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

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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
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.