Middle East Panorama show on Resonance FM 104.4
Every Friday 14:00 - 15:00 London Time (GMT)
Milan Rai, an anti-war activist and author of 7/7: The London Bombings, Islam and the Iraq War, and Martin Jacques, columnist, writer and currently a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics Asia Centre, speak on 7/7 bombings, war, terrorism, the Muslims, and the media.
On July 02 Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli whistleblower who served 18 years in prison for revealing Israeli nuclear secrets, was sentenced to six months in prison "for violating a ban on speaking to foreigners." MEP conducted an interview with Vanunu in April 2005. Listen to the repeat and to Yoel Cohen, author of The Whistleblower of Dimona: Israel, Vanunu and the Bomb. >> Yoel Cohen's interview
Quote: "Iraq has reached advanced societal breakdown, with ethnic cleansing on a regional, neighbourhood and even street-by-street basis. There has been a mass exodus of its professionals and managers, civil servants and entrepreneurs, a haemorrhage of its future. The time for the occupying authorities to have surged was 2003, after the fall of Baghdad; like everything they have tried since, this is far too little, much too late. The US deployed a similar number of troops last summer to "lock down" Baghdad, since when the number of killed in the capital alone has rocketed to more than 100 a day, while on average an attack occurs against Anglo-American forces every 10 minutes, and this in a fight now mainly between the minority Sunni deposed from power and the hitherto dispossessed Shia majority drunk with it." The Financial Times, 11 January 2007