Making Contact

Making Contact – Palestine: Perspectives on the Occupation

It seems like a conflict that may never end.  Israelis and Palestinians are fighting again.  This week we look back at the history of the occupation of Palestine.  We'll hear from several Palestinians about how they've personally been affected.  And we get the Israeli government's perspective on the current situation as we begin 2009.

Hatem Bazian, Professor of Near East Studies at the University of California at Berkeley; Najiya Shana, a Palestinian American residing in Washington, DC; Moatsin Agha, a Palestinian from Gaza who was exiled after the 1967 war;  As'ad Abu Khalil, a Research Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and author of "Bin Laden, Islam and America's New War on Terrorism"; Sameeh Hammoudeh, acquitted of being a terrorist supporter and teacher at the Birzeit University in Ramallah; Asher Yarden, U.S. Southwest Consul General for Israel, Geoff Berg, host of The New Capitol Show on KPFT-FM  Houston.

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