Ray Hanania’s Podcast: Mainstream & Middle East

The Arab Street Podcast, Israeli writer Larry Derfner

The Arab Street Podcast, Israeli writer Larry Derfner

This is Ray Hanania and you are listening to ThArabStreet Podcast where I explore Arab, Israeli and Middle East issues with guests. You can get more information on my podcasts, radio show in Detroit and syndicated columns by visiting www.TheArabStreet.org

My guest for this podcast taped Oct. 18, 2018 is Israeli writer and author Larry Derfner. 

Larry Derfner was born and raised in the U.S., started his career in journalism in Los Angeles and continued it in Israel, where he moved in 1985, as columnist and feature writer with the Jerusalem Post, and a correspondent in Israel for U.S. News and World Report, and a contributor to the New York Times, Sunday Times of London, Foreign Policy, Salon, The Nation, Tablet, Forward, 972 and many other publications. He is the author of the 2017 political memoir No Country for Jewish Liberals and is currently working on a memoir about growing up among Holocaust survivors, blacks and Asians in early-1960s Los Angeles. He works as a copy editor at Haaretz in Tel Aviv and lives in the city of Modi'in with his family.

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10-12-18 The Arab Street Radio Guest Palestinian Ghassan Khatib

The Arab Street Radio (formerly Yalla! Fight Back radio, The Daily Hookah Radio) is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com or visit the podcast website at www.TheArabStreet.org for all of our podcast audio interviews, radio shows and files …

This edition of The Arab Street radio features an interview October 12, 2018 with Ghassan Khatib, a former member of the Palestinian National Authority who was involved in the Oslo Peace Accords and is today a professor at Birzeit University.


Ghassan Khatib is a lecturer of cultural studies and contemporary Arab studies at Birzeit University in the West Bank. 

Ghassan was previously the minister of labor and the minister of planning of the Palestinian Authority, as well as the director of its Government Media Center. Khatib was a member of the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid Conference in 1991 and the subsequent bilateral negotiations in Washington from 1991 to 1993. Khatib holds a doctorate in Middle East politics from the University of Durham and is the author of “Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process: Consensus and Competition in the Palestinian Negotiation Team.”

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