Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – March 21, 2007

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In this week’s program, Economics Professor Sasan Fayazmanesh of the California State University, Fresno, will be in conversation with Shahram Aghamir on the role of the most influential pro-Israeli lobby group in the U.S., American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and Israel’s political establishment in the current standoff also involving Iran and the United States. Sasan Fayazmanesh’s forthcoming book is entitled The United States and Iran: Sanctions, Wars and the Policy of Dual Containment.

Later in the program, we will bring you the second part of Zeina Zaatari’s interview with Novelist and poet Mohja Kahf about her recently published novel entitled The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf.