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Making Sense of Developments in Egypt and Syria: A KPFA Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editors Hesham Sallam and Bassam Haddad
In the following interviews with KPFA's Khalil Bendib and Sharam Aghamir, Jadaliyya Co-Editors Hesham Sallam and Bassam Haddad, discuss developments in Egypt and Syria, respectively (listen below). In his interview, Hesham Sallam (between the two minute mark and the thirty-four minute mark) highlights what these protests are about, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces's (SCAF) brutal response, and how the uprising is not a limited protest or occupation, ...Keep Reading »
In the following inerview with CNN, Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy describes her assault and detainment in Cairo, first by the Ministry of Interior and then by Military Intelligence. She chronicles in detail what happened to her, highlighting the brutality of the regime's response to protests, the differential treatment between Egyptians with and without US citizenship, as well as the sexual assult on women by police.Keep Reading »
This is an interview conducted with Toby Jones on Wednesday, 12 October, in regards to the alleged Iranian-backed plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. The interview addresses the facts that have been revealed thus far, potential explanations for why the Iranian regime would engage in such an an act, as well as questions and problems with the narrative of events that is currently unfolding. The interview also discusses the broader background and ...Keep Reading »
The following interview with Paul Sedra aired live on Sunday 10 October 2011. Paul discusses the build up to and context of the protest of over 10,000 Egyptians (mainly Copts), which was attacked by plain clothed thugs as well as military personnel on Sunday 9 October. The attacks left at least seventeen dead and many more injured. The protest that was to take place yesterday in front of the Radio and Television Building at Maspero was ostensibly about the failure of ...Keep Reading »
This is a debate featuring Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani and Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah which aired live on 23 September, 2011. The interview centered around the question of whether or not the U.N. statehood bid advances or undermines the Palestinian struggle. Rabbani argued that the core Palestinian interest now is the internationalization of the Palestine Question in all its dimensions. He stressed that it is the only alternative to a totally ...Keep Reading »
[The following interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani was published by Ma'an News Agency on 22 September 2011. It was conducted by Jared Malsin.] Escaping the diplomatic framework created by the never-completed Oslo peace accords is the only route for Palestinians to ensure the realizations of their rights, says Palestinian analyst Mouin Rabbani. In an interview on the eve of President Mahmoud Abbas’ push for recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN, Rabbani ...Keep Reading »
Seven months after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the popular debate on what constitutes genuine change and revolution in Egypt rages on. The decapitated hydra of Mubarak's regime lives on under a different guise, but average citizens seem more determined than ever to not let any special interests steal their hard-won revolution: not the military, not the neo-liberals, and not Islamists. Khalil Bendib spoke with activist and blogger Hossam El-Hamalawy about these ...Keep Reading »
This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad by Jess Ghannam of KPOO's "Arab Talk." The interview discusses the domestic, regional, and international implications of of the Arab uprisings, specifically what these uprisings mean for the future of Arab politics, the foreign policies of Arab states, as well as US-Arab relations. The interview ends with a discussion of developments in Syria as they relate to domestic dynamics and questions of ...Keep Reading »
Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Lisa Hajjar on Obama's own 'Gitmo,' Bagram, and US Detention Policy
This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Lisa Hajjar during the week marking the ten year anniversary of the 11 September attack in the United States. Interviewed by Jess Ghannam of KPOO's "Arab Talk," Lisa begins with a survey of the landscape of US detention policy of the last ten years. While some aspects of torture and abuse have changed under the Obama administration, more has stayed the same, including indefinite detention, denial of habeas, use ...Keep Reading »
With the United Nations set to debate Palestinian statehood on 20 September, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani, a Middle East-based expert on Palestine and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies, discusses the background to and implications of this development. He will be in the U.S. 15 September through 10 October for media appearances and public events. Concerning the UN bid, Rabbani stated: Two decades of negotiations have ...Keep Reading »
[Our first Interview is conducted by Jadaliyya Co-Editor, Noura Erakat] In this interview, Ali Ahmida (bio here) discusses how the recent civilian revolt began as a reformist movement and quickly transformed into a revolutionary one demanding regime change. Ahmida also places the opposition forces in their geo-political context in light of Libya's legacy of post-colonial state building. Ahmida concludes by exploring the three possible scenarios in the next phase of Libya's ...Keep Reading »
Jadaliyya Interviews highlights media interviews featuring Jadaliyya Co-Editors.