Sherine Tadros of Al Jazeera and Mouin Rabbani discuss the conflict in Gaza on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa.
The latest Israeli assault on Gaza has received ample coverage during the past week in the international media. In a special edition of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, three guests deepen our understanding of the recent onslaught beyond the reality of the conflict. First, whose narrative does this media convey and why? Malihe Razazan poses this question to Sherine Tadros of Al Jazeera, who was one of a handful of journalists covering the attack from Gaza in the winter of 2008/2009. The other question is: Why did Israel really attack Gaza? Khalil Bendib speaks with long-time analyst and Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani about the new context in which this latest Israeli attack is taking place in Gaza, and Israel's effort to reaffirm and reassert its regional supremacy post-Arab Uprisings. The show concludes with poet and novelist Professor Sinan Antoon as he reads Silence for Gaza, a poem by Mahmoud Darwish that he himself has translated from the original Arabic.
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