Last Sunday, Lizzy Ratner–friend of Mondoweiss, colleague and an excellent journalist–and I co-hosted WBAI radio’s Beyond the Pale, a weekly show on Jewish culture and politics. (WBAI is a New York City-based lefty radio station, part of the larger Pacifica radio network.)
There was a lot discussed, but Mondoweiss readers will be interested particularly in our interview with MJ Rosenberg on Sheldon Adelson and our discussion with The Palestine Center’s Yousef Munayyer, who spoke on Romney’s trip to Israel and his offensive comments about Palestinian culture.
We also spoke with +972 Magazine’s Haggai Matar on the current state of the Israeli social justice movement.
Here’s the write-up of the show:
In the first segment, we talk to journalist MJ Rosenberg about Sheldon Adelson, the ultra-right-wing casino magnate and Israel hawk who has threatened to spend $100 million to buy the election for the Republicans; from there we move on to a discussion with political analyst Yousef Munayyer and Rosenberg about Mitt Romney’s infamous Israel junket, courtesy of Adelson; and finally, we conclude with a conversation with journalist Haggai Matar about the state of the J14 protests one year out.
You can listen to the whole show here.