August 30, 2009

Broadcast Date: 
Aug 30 2009

Israeli scholar Neve Gordon writes an op ed supporting divestment from Israel and sets off a fire-storm of protest; the Israel Project supplies right-wing supporters of Israel with a propaganda lexicon; plus Esther Broner on her new novel The Red Squad.

Episode segments
  • Why Boycott and Divestment?
    Israel/Palestine, Occupation

    Neve Gordon is a Senior Lecturer and head of the Department of Politics and Governmen at Ben Gurion University in the Negev.  During the first Intifada he served as director of Physicians for Human Rights, Israel. He is an active member in  Ta'ayush, Arab-Jewish Partnership.

    Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark and Esther Kaplan

    We talk with Israeli scholar Neve Gordon about his Los Angeles Times op-ed, supporting boycott and divestment campaigns targeting Israel and the deplorable backlash he's faced for speaking his mind.

  • The Israel Project's Occupation Lexicon
    American Politics, Israel/Palestine, Occupation
    Daniel Levy is on the Advisory Board of J Street, Co-Director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation and  Director of the Prospects for Peace Initiative at The Century Foundation.
    Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Thanks to a story in Newsweek magazine, the public now has access to The Israel Project's Global Language Guide, a 116-page lexicon for right-wing supporters of Israel; a "how to" manual for selling the American public on the idea that Israel has the right to maintain or even expand Jewish settlements in the West Bank.  (Click here for the Newsweek story, which includes a link to the complete Guide.) 

  • The Red Squad
    Arts & Culture, Literature

    Esther Broner, the author of The Red Squad, writes under the name E. M. Broner.  She is the author of ten books including The Women's Haggadah; Weave of Women; The Telling: The Story of a Group of Jewish Women Who Journey to Spirituality through Community and Ceremony; and Mornings and Mourning: A Kaddish Journal.  


    Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark

    In her new novel, The Red Squad, E.M.Broner's post-2001 protagonist looks back at her life and friends in the activist 1960s.