Navigating U.S.- Palestinian Relations with Ambassador Maen Areikat
In this episode of Palestine Studies TV, host Omar Baddar sits down with Ambassador Maen Areikat, Chief Representative of the PLO Delegation in Washington, DC, to discuss the current state of U.S.- Palestinian relations as well as recent speculation in the news media about renewed negotiation efforts between Israel and the Palestinians.
An In-Depth Conversation on U.S. Middle East Policy with Dr. Rashid Khalidi
Palestine Studies TV host Omar Baddar sits down with Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies & editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, to discuss past and present U.S. Middle-East policy as well as his new book, "Brokers of Deciet: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East".
Preserving the Historical Record: Embroidery Traditions of Palestinian Women
In this episode of Palestine Studies TV, host Omar Baddar sits down with Palestinian folk artist and teacher Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim to discuss Palestinian embroidery. Abbasi-Ghnaim captures the importance of embroidery as a form of communication between Palestinian women. She describes the use of Palestinian embroidery when documenting history, personal experiences and making political statements in times of war and peace.
President Obama, the Palestinians, and the Prospects for Peace
In this episode of Palestine Studies TV we sit down with Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of the Palestine Center in Washington, DC, to discuss the recent election and re-election of President Barack Obama and how an Obama second term might affect the Palestinians, Israel, and the prospect for peace and justice in the Middle East.
International Aid & the Palestinians: Supporting Israel's Occupation?
In this episode of Palestine Studies TV we sit down with Nadia Hijab, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies as well as Co-Founder and Director of Al-Shabaka: the Palestinian Policy Network, to discuss international aid to the Palestinians and it's effects on Palestinian society, politics, and Israel's occupation.
Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced
In this episode of Palestine Studies TV we sit down with Rochelle Davis, author and Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Georgetown University and discuss her book, Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced, which was recently reviewed in the Journal of Palestine Studies as well as received the 2011 MESA Albert Hourani Book Award.
Redefining the Right of Return: Will the US Congress Succeed?
In this episode of Palestine Studies TV, IPS and Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, discuss a recent attempt by the US Senate to change the US government's policy on how Palestinian refugees are defined. We explore how this legislation could impact negotiations on the right of return, as well as the potential consequences for UNRWA and the 5 million refugees it serves in the occupied Palestinian territories and neighboring countries.
Denied Entry: Israel's Treatment of Palestinian-American Visitors
In this new episode of Palestine Studies TV, we cover Israel's treatment of Palestinian-American visitors as well as the US government's position with Sandra Tamari and Dr. James Zogby. Sandra Tamari, a Palestinian-American who has recently made waves in the news due to her highly publicized denial of entry into Israel. Sandra talks about being racially profiled and asked to give over access to her Email accounts. She also expounds on the US Embassy's lack of support. Dr James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, whose work on discrimination against Arab Americans puts Sandra's incident in perspective.
Professor Walid Khalidi on Current Middle Eastern Politics
Historian Walid Khalidi discussed recent developments in Middle Eastern politics in the context of the history of the region. While discussing the relationship between Palestine, Israel, and the United States he called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the most dangerous leader in the world and criticized the U.S. policy of “no daylight” with Israel saying it enhances Israel’s sense of “entitlement and license.” He said he believes that it has larger consequences, re-enforcing the notion of American complicity in Arab minds. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Carnegie Conference Center at this event of the Middle East Institute.