Friday, July 28, 2006

Roni Ben Efrat - Arthur Neslen

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104 or Every Friday 14.00 - 15.00 London time (GMT)
  • Interview with Zeina Abou Al-Hosn, a Lebanese living in London. Zeina works at a production company called Out There News and trying to make some radio/video stories from Lebanon and the area to make up for the lack of coverage in the news.
  • Interview with Roni Ben Efrat from the Organisation for Democratic Action, Tel Aviv, Israel. Ben Efrat argues that "When Israel seeks to effect political changes, it relies on military might. The logic of force has always been the central factor in determining its policy." Ben Efrat speaks of two hidden strategic goals of two Israeli withdrawals: south Lebanon in May 2000 and Gaza in August 2005. >> Listen
  • Sounds from the 22 July demo in London.
  • Interview with two evacuees who arrived in the UK from Beirut, via Cyprus, on 20 July 2006. Middle East Panorama met them in a Lebanese restaurant in London.
  • Arthur Neslen, author of 'Occupied Minds - A Journey through the Israeli Psyche' (Pluto Books, March 2006) talks about his newly published book. Neslen was until recently the London correspondent for and the website's only Jewish journalist. For five years he was Red Pepper Magazine's international editor and between 2001 and 2004, he worked as a broadcast journalist at the BBC. He has also written for publications including the Guardian, the Independent, the Observer, the New Statesman and Private Eye. >> Listen to the interview here

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