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Peter Beinart and featured guests take a deep dive into issues related to Israel, Palestine, and the occupation that just reached it's 50th year. This podcast is a project of the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP.org)

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Peter Beinart and featured guests take a deep dive into issues related to Israel, Palestine, and the occupation that just reached it's 50th year. This podcast is a project of the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP.org)

    "Pompeo in Psagot" featuring Fadi Quran, Dror Etkes, and Lara Friedman

    "Pompeo in Psagot" featuring Fadi Quran, Dror Etkes, and Lara Friedman

    The topic today is Israeli settlements, with our focus on Psagot -- a settlement located deep inside the West Bank that according to news reports will enjoy a history-making visit soon from US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. To discuss this visit and Psagot settlement, this episode features Dror Etkes, settlement expert and founder of the organization Kerem Navot, together with Fadi Quran, Campaigns Director at Avaaz, whose family's land was confiscated for Psagot, and Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

    • 46 min
    "Israel's wars, and its Future" ft. Peter Beinart & Ami Ayalon

    "Israel's wars, and its Future" ft. Peter Beinart & Ami Ayalon

    On this episode of “Occupied Thoughts” FMEP non-resident fellow Peter Beinart is joined by Ami Ayalon - a retired commander of the Israeli navy, the former head of the Shin Bet (Israel’s top internal security agency), and a former member of the Knesset.

    Peter and Ami discuss topics touched on in Ami's newly published memoir - "Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy, and the Hope for Its Future."

    • 58 min
    Al - Shabaka spotlight

    Al - Shabaka spotlight

    We are shining FMEP’s spotlight on Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, a necessary and transformative initiative cultivating and elevating the voices of Palestinian experts on policy issues which impact the Palestinian people. Listen to this podcast with Al-Shabaka’s co-founder and Board president, Nadia Hijab, and Senior Policy Fellow, Dr. Yara Hawari.

    • 18 min
    "The End of PA Security Coordination with Israel?" w/ Peter Beinart, Ghaith Al-Omari, & Neri Zilber

    "The End of PA Security Coordination with Israel?" w/ Peter Beinart, Ghaith Al-Omari, & Neri Zilber

    On this episode of "Occupied Thoughts"  FMEP non-resident fellow Peter Beinart is joined by Ghaith al-Omari and Neri Zilber to discuss the end of PA security cooperation with Israel -- including examination of what that cooperation has accomplished, how it has evolved over the years, and what are the context for and implications of the PA ending that cooperation now. Gaith and Neri are co-authors of the report, "State with No Army, Army with No State Evolution of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces, 1994–2018."

    • 44 min
    FMEP Spotlight: The Association for Civil Rights in Israel

    FMEP Spotlight: The Association for Civil Rights in Israel

    Learn more about ACRI and support its work: https://www.english.acri.org.il/

    • 17 min
    FMEP Partner Spotlight: +972 Magazine - Independent Journalism from Israel-Palestine

    FMEP Partner Spotlight: +972 Magazine - Independent Journalism from Israel-Palestine

    FMEP Partner Spotlight: +972 Magazine - Independent Journalism from Israel-Palestine by Occupied Thoughts by FMEP

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

AV vancouver ,

Thanks for the views of those from other side

I think Peter needs to insist that his guests answer the litmus test questions early in the interview so that we know where they are in the spectrum of opinions
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Great interviews, very thoughtful

Peter Beinart is one of my favorite American writers on issues concerning Israel. I am so grateful to have run across this podcast. The interviewees are fascinating and Beinart’s and “Ira’s” questions help them to present a nuanced viewpoint. Keep making these!

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Disappointing

Softball question and answer sessions.

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