Connections Podcast Episode 6
The US Congress, Israel, and the Palestinians
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Lara Friedman
Thursday 17 June 2021
3:00 PM EST | 21:00 CET | 22:00 Jerusalem
Join us on Thursday, 17 June for a conversation with Lara Friedman hosted by Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani about the role of the US Congress in formulating Washington's policy towards Israel and the Palestinians. Existing and proposed legislation and its impact on US policy options will be examined. This episode of Connections Podcast will also discuss the significance of growing Congressional criticism of US support for Israel and its policies towards the Palestinians.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Lara Friedman is President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace in Washington, DC. She is a leading authority on US foreign policy in the Middle East, with particular expertise on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israeli settlements, Jerusalem, and the role of the US Congress. She is published widely in the US and international press and is regularly consulted by members of Congress and their staff, diplomats, and journalists. Previously with the US State Department, she was a Foreign Service Officer in Jerusalem, Washington, Tunis, and Beirut.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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Connections Podcast Episode 2: The Politics of Holy Cities with Mick Dumper and Maha Samman
Connections Podcast Episode 3: Apartheid Israel with Norman Finkelstein
Connections Podcast Episode 4: Israel-Palestine: A Turning Point? with Nathan Thrall