Friday, April 11, 2008

April 14-17 Programs

Cari Amici!

Here’s what’s coming up on Here on Earth:

Monday: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine and the One State Solution: For an unflinching analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with an equally bold and unflinching solution, join me with London-based Palestinian physician, Dr. Ghadi Karmi, a 1948 refugee from Jerusalem, the author of Married to Another Man: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine.

Tuesday: For a whale of a story, we take a look at the international whaling industry: Who hunts them? Who eats them? How many are left?

Wednesday: You don’t have to become a monk to live like one. The BBC recently broadcast a television special that chronicled the adventure of a group of laymen who set out to live the monastic life.

Thursday: Many of us were captivated by the images of three protestors who crawled up the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco this week in support of a Free Tibet. We’re in touch with the organization that sponsored them, and hope to follow up on the waves of protests that are plaguing the Olympic Torch on its journey from Athens to Beijing.

Friday: I’ll be in Green Bay today with colleague and fellow writer Randall Davidson to take part in the first annual Fox Cities Literary Festival. We’ll be in Menasha at the Aaron Bohrad Gallery for a reception and readings. After that, I’ll be whisked away to our studios in Green Bay to host a Friday Here on Earth food program about Caviar. Would you know what to do with 50 pounds of sturgeon eggs? Betsy Krizenesky does!

Have a great weekend!



Anonymous said...

QuESTION for your current guest, How can yourself support a single state solution when Israelis continue to take by force the land along the Jordan River or any other good crop land leaving Palestinians nothing to trade with. Water rights are critical for Palestinians. The land left for Palestinians is a virtual prison when Israel with a wall impassible roads. In a single state Israelis have never described equal rights as we in the US know of.

K Beckley said...

On March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. Here's what he said:

"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism.

For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan."

This explains where the PA leaders are coming from.