On Sunday night I appeared on the new i24 Israeli TV news station during a marathon almost 3 hour special broadcast on the Israel/Gaza conflict. My segment lasts about a half an hour, pitting me as the Chair of Democrats Abroad-Israel against Marc Zell, Co-Chair of Republicans Abroad-Israel, a settler from Tekoa and former law partner of Bush Administration neo-con Douglas Feith.
They have the whole 3 hour program in one segment, so if you want to see what I had to say, it’s between 1:55 and 2:22 towards the end of the recorded video in this link: http://www.i24news.tv/en/tv/
The moderator, Lucy Aharish, is quite something. She was born in Nazareth, and grew up as the only Arab student in Dimona. She’s very sharp.
The station likes to have debates or discussions with left and right-wing panelists. As I was entering the studio, coming out from the previous segment was Meir Javedanfar, an Iranian-born Israeli expert on Iranian affairs who was featured in a pro-Obama video in the last elections, and when I left the studio, replacing me was former Palestinian Prisoner Affairs Minister Ashraf Ajrami, who has participated in Palestine-Israel Journal (PIJ) activities, and is a member of the PLO Committee for Communication with Israeli Society.
With hope that a cease-fire will be worked out soon,
Watching UN TV here in NYC. As they are calling for – please please everyone – truly for the sake of the children – UNCONDITIONAL CEASEFIRE NOW. This is such a heartbreaking humanitarian disaster. The Palestinians have nowhere to hide their kids from horror and death at every turn. I know there are questions about how to address the tunnels, the siege of Gaza, etc, etc, etc but the Israeli government and Hamas have to stop the bombs NOW.