Podcast: The Israeli invasion of Gaza, what are the issues?

Podcast: The Israeli invasion of Gaza, what are the issues?
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Podcast: The Israeli invasion of Gaza, what are the issues?

1024-1024arabdailynewslogonew-150x150Arab Daily News editors Ray Hanania and Ali Younes debate and discuss the issues surrounding the decision by Israel to launch a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Did Hamas or Israel start the current conflict? What are Israel’s objectives? Is Hamas acting as a responsible government or are they terrorists with no strategic agenda other than conflict?

Why is it that none of the Arab countries or the Muslim World have stepped in to speak out in defense of Hamas or the Palestinians in this conflict?

Is the use of violence in the form of resistance against Israel effective or a detriment to the Palestinians and do they have other options?

rayhananiaheadshotAliYounesWashingtonDCWhy hasn’t Hezbollah entered the conflict? And can the United States intervene to prevent the bloodshed that is one-sided and has taken more than 235 Palestinian lives including the deaths of more than 45 children?

Can Hamas win this conflict with Israel and if not, why did it enter into the conflict and continue to fire rockets? Is violent resistance an effective strategy or should the Palestinians seek another approach to build up more World and particularly American public opinion support? Can they?

Hanania and Younes discuss these and other topics in this freewheeling 30 minute podcast discussion and debate. What is Egypt’s role in the conflict and why are they siding with Israel?

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RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania

Email him at: RGHanania@gmail.com

Visit this link to read Ray's column archive at the ArabNews,com www.arabnews.com/taxonomy/term/10906
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