KBOO's public affairs host William Seaman interviews Dan Handelman about the campaign to keep Oregon's National Guard troops from deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan ... how close is the vote in the Oregon House and Senate on legislation aimed at challenging the federalization of the Oregon Guard? Also in the conversation by telephone is national campaign coordinator, Ben Manski, with an update on other state campaigns challenging guard deployments.
Leading authority on Middle East politics, Dr. Jamal R. Nassar and Professor of International Politics and Middle East Studies, Steve Niva, talk about prospect for peace and the Obama administration's conflict with the Israeli government over settlements.
Dr. Mustafa Barghouti is a physician and political activist focused on the development of Palestinian civil society and grassroots democracy. He is the international spokesman for the Palestinian NGO sector, and organizer of international solidarity presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Dr. Barghouti writes extensively for local and international audiences on civil society, democracy issues and the political situation in alestine, and on health development policy for Palestinians living under occupation.
In addition, Dr. Barghouti is President of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees, an NGO that provides health and community services to more than 1 million people annually in the Occupied Territories. He also serves as Director of the Health Development Information and Policy Institute, an independent Ramallah-based think-tank specializing in policy research and planning for the Palestinian health care system in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Hosts Hala Gores and Will Seaman are joined by Hastings Law School Professor George Bisharat to talk about the Goldstone Report on war crimes in Gaza, and by Stanford University Professor Joel Beinin discussing the Obama Peace Plan.
ONE LAND, MANY VOICES hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman return to the continuing discussion of Zionism. This week's special guest is Portland Rabbi Joseph Wolf of the Havurah Shalom Congregation.
Rabbi Wolf is a member of the national board of Rabbis for Human Rights and serves on the Rabbinic Advisory Committee for Brit Tzedek v'Shalom. Join us this Friday at 9:00 AM on Community Radio KBOO, at 90.7 FM in Portland, 100.7 FM in Corvallis, 91.9 FM in Hood River, and live streaming on the web at kboo.fm. To hear past discussions of Zionism, check out OLMV broadcasts for Oct. 24, 2008, and April 24, 2009:
This week the guests are Jeff Halper, director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and Zahi Damuni, co-founder of Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition. The topics are the escalation of evictions and house demolitions in East Jerusalem, and the Palestinians uprooted from Iraq following the 2003 US invasion.
Reverend Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel, the Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem, talks about his new book, A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation. This lecture was presented by Rev. Ateek in Portland, Oregon, on July 16, 2009.
This week Hala Gores and guest co-host Ned Rosch welcome PSU philosophy student and Gaza Freedom Marcher, Sarah Hassouneh, to OLMV to talk about her experiences in Egypt and Gaza earlier this month. Also on the program will be Reverend Dick Toll of Friends of Sabeel to talk about his October visit to Palestine and the Sabeel Conference in Seattle coming up in February. Join us for this special membership drive broadcast of ONE LAND, MANY VOICES!
Joining Will and Hala this week are author of FATAL EMBRACE: CHRISTIAN, JEWS AND THE SEARCH FOR PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND, Mark Braverman, and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah. Join us for an hour of informative, provocative discussion of issues of peace and justice in Palestine-Israel.
For more information about our guests this week, please visit their websites: