Guests Mouin Rabbani and Antony Loewenstein discuss the shocking attack by Hamas on October 7th and Israel's ruthless escalation. Will this, for a change, be an opportunity for all involved, Israelis, Palestinians and the international community to reset and seek a true and lasting peace based on justice, mutual respect and human rights for all?
Mouin Rabbani is a researcher and analyst specialising in the contemporary Middle East and Co-Editor of Jadaliyya. He has previously served as Principal Political Affairs Officer with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Head of Middle East with Crisis Management Initiative/Martti Ahtisaari Centre, Senior Middle East Analyst and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and Project Director with the Association of Netherlands Municipalities. He is Senior Fellow with the Institute for Palestine Studies, Contributing Editor of Middle East Report, Associate Fellow of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka - The Palestinian Policy Network. A graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Rabbani has published, presented and commented widely on Middle East issues, including for most major global media.
Antony Loewenstein is an Australian/German independent, freelance, investigative journalist, best-selling author and film-maker. He’s the co-founder of Declassified Australia. He’s worked in dozens of countries around the world and was based in South Sudan in 2015 and East Jerusalem between 2016 and 2020. He’s written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, The New York Review of Books and many others. His latest book is The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports The Technology Of Occupation Around The World, released in 2023. Published by Verso in the US + UK and Scribe in Australia + New Zealand, the book is a global investigation into Israel’s endless occupation which gives the Jewish state invaluable experience in controlling an ‘enemy’ population, the Palestinians. It’s here that they have perfected the architecture of control, using the occupied, Palestinian territories as a testing ground for weaponry and surveillance technology they export around the world.