'This Is Palestine' is a podcast that highlights people, issues, and events around Palestine. We bring you stories from the ground in Palestine, and we speak with experts and activists to bring you unique perspectives and analysis about Palestine from across the world. This podcast is a project of the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU).
Israel's New Extremist Government
Benjamin Netanyahu is back as Israel's Prime Minister. He has formed a coalition with far-right, extremist, leaders like Itamar Ben Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich. Host Diana Buttu breaks down Israel’s new right-wing, extremist government, and what this means for Palestinians.
The Palestinian Museum and "A People by the Sea"
On today’s episode, Diana Buttu speaks with Dr. Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, Director of the Palestinian Museum. Dr. Hanieh talks to us about the museum's latest exhibition “A People by the Sea." The exhibition looks at the Palestinians from the coastal region before and after the Nakba. It displays artwork and archival footage highlighting Palestinians' vibrant culture and traditions along the Mediterranean Sea. The exhibition is on display until May 2023. You can also visit the museum's digital archive at palarchive.org
The Palestinian story of Farha
On today’s episode, Diana Buttu speaks with the award-winning Jordanian-of-Palestinian-origin, film director and writer, Darin Sallam. We speak to Sallam about her film, Farha, which recently made its debut on Netflix. The powerful film tells the story of the Nakba when Israeli militias expelled over 750,000 Palestinians from their land to create Israel in 1948. Darin tells us why it is important to share this story today and how after 75 years the Nakba still impacts Palestinians all over the world.
Palestinian soccer legend, Honey Thaljieh, and the World Cup
Honey is one of Palestine’s first professional female soccer players and was the co-founder and captain of the Palestinian Women’s National Football Team. She speaks with us live from the World Cup. She tells us what it is like to witness Palestinian solidarity at the World Cup, how she began her soccer career, forming a national team, and her work with FIFA.
Palestinian Who's Who: Reem Assil
Host Diana Buttu speaks with Palestinian-Syrian chef and Bay Area activist Reem Assil. The episode delves into Reem’s new cookbook Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora, touching on how her Arab heritage influences her social justice-centered approach to food, the challenges she faced building an Arab community restaurant in the heart of Oakland, and more. Listen to learn more about the powerful work Reem Assil is doing and what exciting plans she has to come.
Olive Harvest in Palestine
In today’s episode, host Diana Buttu, takes us on a deep dive into all things olives and their strong connection to Palestine. Diana speaks with olive expert, Dr. Osama Odeh, from the Palestinian village of Biddya, coincidentally meaning the ‘stone to crush olives.’ Dr.Osama is an electro-chemist but has spent his life learning about his first love- olives, olive oil, and their history in Palestine.
An important voice
A podcast presenting the diversity of Palestinian voices/lives. Important advocacy for Palestinian politics. Awesome.
The World Is Listening
The world see and understand now the shame of us being silent on the pain inflicted against the Palestinians by Israelis. Thanks to voices willing to expose the truth and demand justice for Palestine do we now feel the momentum to help free Palestine. Enough is a enough!
SO F-KING HORRIBLE! Terrorists!
Lies, lies, lies! Palestine isn’t a place it’s a cult!!! They slaughter innocent Israeli kids and then celebrate! It is horrible don’t fall for this! 🇮🇱❤️