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.
In March of 2003, 23 year old peace activist from Olympia Washington, Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition. Just last month, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to decade-long legal proceedings on whether the Israeli army would be held liable for the death of Rachel Corrie. Music + Ideas host, Sonya Green interviewed the parents of the late Rachel Corrie, and co-founders of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, Cindy and Craig Corrie. And Palestinian student on scholarship at Evergreen State College and Co-coordinator for Students for Justice in Palestine, Mohammed Usrof joined the discussion.
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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