On Tuesday, May 18th, An Emergency Vigil in Solidarity with a Palestinian all for a General Strike was held at Jimi Hendrix Park, next to the Northwest African American Museum. KBCS reporter, Fadumo Ali contributed this story about the event.
Palestinian and Israeli flags fly over the city of Derry in Northern Ireland. For centuries the city has been a center of tensions between Loyalists who support continued union with Great Britain and Republicans who want a united Irish Republic. Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald is an Irish historian. He says both sides fly these flags as a way to link their political struggle to the wider world.
David Shuer has the story.
Produced with Steve Scher
In Israel, former soldiers speak out against the military’s policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. They’re part of a group of veterans called Breaking the Silence. They document violations and abuse by the military, the heavy toll on Palestinians and the lasting impact on Israeli soldiers.
KBCS News & Public Affairs Director, Sonya Green interviewed Breaking the Silence co-founder, Yehuda Shaul.
Over the weekend, Israel was in the news for reported air strikes in Syria. Israel is often in the news for the continued Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
China is hosting both the Palestinian and Israeli leaders this week, in a sign of its desire for a larger role in the Middle East. But is peace achievable?
Long time peace and social justice activist and blogger, Rabbi Brant Rosen has written a new book about his journey, about trying to come to personal peace. His new book, “Wrestling in the Daylight, A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity“ shows his own attempts at having civil conversations with others about the conflict.
Listen to the interview here: KBCS_M+I_2013-05-06_Rabbi Rosen