Connections Episode 60
Nakba 1948: What Washington Knew
Mouin Rabbani Interivews Josh Ruebner
On Friday, 12 May Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Josh Ruebner to discuss what the US government knew about the Nakba in real time. This episode of Connections examines the information available to US decision-makers during that fateful period, the conclusions they reached, and the policies they pursued.
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.
Josh Ruebner is Adjunct Lecturer at Georgetown University's Justice and Peace Studies program, and is completing his PhD at the University of Exeter's European Centre for Palestine Studies. He is the author of Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace and Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State? He is a former Analyst in Middle East Affairs at the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
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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