CNI Radio with the University of Haifa’s Dr. Asa’d Ghanem, Feb. 25th
Posted February 22, 2010
On February 25th, Asa’d Ghanem will be our guest on “CNI: Jerusalem Calling,” the CNI Foundation’s internet-radio show. Ghanem will join CNI board member and host Alison Weir to discuss George Mitchell’s peace efforts in the Middle East, the idea of transferring land and population to a future Palestinian state in exchange for retaining the largest Jewish settlements, and the erosion of the rights of Israeli-Palestinians in comparison to the rights of Jewish-Israelis.
Dr. Asa’d Ghanem is a lecturer at the School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa. In the context of Israel/Palestine, Ghanem’s work has covered issues such as Palestinian political orientations, the establishment and political structure of the Palestinian Authority, and majority-minority politics in a comparative perspective. He has been the initiator and designer of several policy schemes and empowerment programs for Palestinian-Arabs in Israel.
Dr. Ghanem has authored and edited numerous articles and books, including the following: Palestinian Politics After Arafat: A Failed National Movement (Indiana University Press, 2009); Ethnic Politics in Israel – The Margins and the Ashkinasi Centre (Routledge Press, 2010); Palestinians in Israel – Indigenous group politics in the Jewish state (Madar, 2008, in Arabic).
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