Connections Podcast Episode 77: Silencing Palestine with Lara Friedman (Video)
Connections Episode 77
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Lara Friedman
On Tuesday, 14 November Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Lara Friedman about the unprecedented repression of anti-war and Palestinian solidarity activism in the United States. This episode of Connections Podcast will discuss efforts to silence dissenting voices in the public sphere, and the implications for US policy in the Middle East.
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.