Arab Radio: Ghassan Khatib on Palestine, Israel & the US
Ghassan Khatib of Birzeit University in Occupied Palestine is the guest Friday, October 12, 2018, at 8 am on the new “The Arab Street – Arab Daily News” radio show with host Ray Hanania.
THE ARAB STREET Radio is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com. THE ARAB STREET broadcasts live on radio (and online) in Detroit every 2nd Friday of each month at 8 am EST, and in podcast format.
THE ARAB STREET also offers special Audio Podcast interviews with Arab and Israeli journalists and columnists, political and government leaders from the Arab World, Palestine and Israel. THE ARAB STREET podcast runs one hour. All of the podcasts are available on iTunes and at TheArabStreet.org (.net)
Radio/Podcast Guest October 12, 2018: Palestinian activist and politician Ghassan Khatib. Khatib was born in Nablus, in the West Bank, and is a member of the Palestinian People’s Party. Khatib is married with three children. He was also a member of the Madrid Peace Delegation in 1991 and was involved in the Washington negotiations from 1991 to 1993. Khatib is a lecturer of Cultural Studies and Contemporary Arab Studies at Birzeit University. Previously, he served as vice president for advancement and communications (2012-2016), director of the Palestinian Authority Government Media Center (2009-2012), Minister of Labor in 2002 and Minister of Planning (2005-2006), founded and directed the Jerusalem Media and Communication center.
We’ll explore issues including the illegal US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, legal challenges in the International Criminal Court (ICC), life for Palestinians under Israeli occupation, Israel’s growing embrace of Apartheid laws and racist laws that discriminate against Christians and Muslims, and the status of the peace process and the chances for peace.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."
Hanania 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 as the Special US Correspondent for the Arab News at www.ArabNews.com, the TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
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, Hanania 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. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
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