Q&As

Expert Q&A: The Iranian Nuclear Deal & the US Jewish Community
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Expert Q&A: The Iranian Nuclear Deal & the US Jewish Community

Following the Iranian nuclear agreement and the Congressional debate surrounding it, the IMEU offers this expert Q&A with Rabbi Joseph Berman, Government Affairs Liaison for Jewish Voice for Peace, focusing on the US Jewish community’s response to the deal.

on September 8, 2015
Expert Q&A: The Iran Nuclear Deal & Palestine/Israel
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Expert Q&A: The Iran Nuclear Deal & Palestine/Israel

Following the recently announced agreement concerning Iran’s nuclear program and the ongoing Congressional debate surrounding it, our latest expert Q&A examines the deal’s possible implications for Palestine/Israel and the region as a whole, with analysts Diana Buttu, Mouin Rabbani, and Rami Khouri.

on July 29, 2015
Q&A: The Killing of Nadeem Nowarah
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Q&A: The Killing of Nadeem Nowarah

On May 15, 2014, 17-year-old Nadeem Nowarah and 16-year-old Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Abu Daher were shot and killed by Israeli Border Police about an hour apart in the same location in the occupied West Bank during protests. In both cases, surveillance video showed that the area was calm at the time and that neither teen posed any kind of threat to the police, who shot them with live ammunition.

on July 28, 2015
Expert Q&A: Killing with Impunity, Israel’s Two-Tiered Legal System
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Expert Q&A: Killing with Impunity, Israel’s Two-Tiered Legal System

Following Human Rights Watch's recent report documenting systematic violence and abuses committed by Israeli soldiers and police against Palestinian children in the occupied territories, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Emily Schaefer Omer-Man, Coordinator of the Criminal Accountability of Israeli Security Forces project for Yesh Din, a human rights organization based in Israel.

on July 22, 2015
Q&A: A Conversation with “Children of the Stone” Author Sandy Tolan
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Q&A: A Conversation with “Children of the Stone” Author Sandy Tolan

In Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land, journalist and author Sandy Tolan tells the story of Ramzi Aburedwan, a Palestinian who grew up in Al Amari refugee camp in the 1980s and ’90s. Today, Aburedwan is a renowned viola and bouzouk player, and the founder of Al Kamandjati (Arabic for “the violinist”), an organization that aims to make music accessible to Palestinian children.

on May 7, 2015
Expert Q&A: The Joint List & Israel’s Election
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Expert Q&A: The Joint List & Israel’s Election

Ahead of Election Day in Israel, the IMEU offers a Q&A with Dr. Ahmad Tibi, longtime leader of the Ta’al party and candidate for the Joint List, a coalition of parties comprised mainly of Palestinian citizens of Israel which, according to polls, may win the third most seats in Tuesday’s vote and could even become the official opposition in the next parliamentary session.

on March 16, 2015
Expert Q&A: On Diminishing Support for Israel Among Key US Demographics
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Expert Q&A: On Diminishing Support for Israel Among Key US Demographics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak at a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3. The IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, on diminishing support for Israel in the United States.

on March 2, 2015
Expert Q&A: Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress - Israel & Iran
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Expert Q&A: Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress - Israel & Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak at a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3, at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner. The IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), and author of A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran.

on March 2, 2015
Expert Q&A: Palestine Accedes to the ICC
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Expert Q&A: Palestine Accedes to the ICC

In light of the 10-year anniversary of President Mahmoud Abbas’s inauguration falling on January 15 and the unexpected coinciding decision this month to accede to the International Criminal Court, the IMEU offers the following Q&A with George Bisharat, Mouin Rabbani, Diana Buttu, Ali Abunimah, Raji Sourani, and Issam Younis.

on January 14, 2015