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 - 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 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 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.
January 28, 2015 - Segment 2 - Producer Mark Gunnery presents a two part special on Jewish music. In this first installment, he speaks with members of the Klezmatics about Yiddish culture and music, Jewish spirituality and politics, and the cultural boycott of Israel.
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 7, 2014 - Segment 2 - We talk with individuals from the Freedom Theatre in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the Occupied West Bank. The goal of the theatre is to empower the community and to explore the potential of arts as an important catalyst for social change.
October 23, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss the growing synergy between African American and Palestinian activists in the U.S., and discuss the points of unity and tension within Black and Arab communities.
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 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 - 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.
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.
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 - 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 - 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.
June 11, 2013 - Hour 2 - On this live episode of Sound Bites, we talk to Charles Wright and Ted Wycall about issues impacting farmers, get an update on Brickyard Educational Farm in Montgomery County, hear a recipe for garlic scapes, and hear more about a new cookbook, The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey.
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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
One of the most interesting things I have read about the situation in Israel and Palestine is a positive observation. The observation is that for the first time in many, many years, the leader of Israel and the leader of Palestine trust each other.
The problem is, perhaps, that their own people may not trust them.
Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel, is under investigation for corruption, has been blamed for the loss of the second Lebanon war, and according to some polls, only 8% of Israeli's support his government.
Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian National Authority, is in a constant fight to keep the Palestinian populace loyal to his Fatah party as opposed to Hamas.
And President Bush, who is meant to help usher these men and their nations towards peace, is generally disliked in the Arab world and due to leave office in a years time.
Is there any hope?
Join us at Noon today to discuss. We're going to talk with Aron Raskas, a Baltimore attorney who is national vice-president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and a director of www.onejerusalem.org, and with Daoud Kuttab, an award-winning Palestinian columnist/journalist and currently a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, as well as William Kern, Managing Editor of WORLDMEETS.US, a website that provides articles translated into English from an array of international media.
Poll: Do you think this latest push for peace will result in any lasting agreements?
Seems like this week's Middle East peace conference in Annapolis has come back from the dead. Everyone was saying that the conference had become irrelevant--that no one was coming, it would only be one day, and it wouldn't make a dent in the enormous amount of work and negotiation that needs to occur between Palestine and Israel.
But things seem to be looking up. As President Bush emphasizes his desire to make peace in the Middle East part of his legacy, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and other nations of the Arab League have agreed to attend.
So looks like we're going to have a bona fide conference. Today at Noon we're going to discuss what issues are going to be at the top of the heap. What are the likely sticking points? What is a reasonable set of things we can hope to see accomplished?
We'll talk with our friend Ali Zaghab, a Palestinian-born local businessman who has joined us many times in the past to discuss these issues, and Dr. Elli Lieberman, a retired Israeli Army major, a PhD in Middle East studies, and a local businessman. We're also going to here an essay on peace and interfaith understanding and love from John Oliver Smith.
So join us. What do you want to see accomplished? Do you feel optimistic?