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 This Week In Palestine 
 ...was official spokesperson for PLO
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, presenter Hanan Ashrawi
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
 For non-profit use only.
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In March of 2017, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs held one of its spectacular conferences in Washington, DC, featuring a wide range of Palestinian voices. We will be featuring some of those voices in the weeks to come, and begin this week with one of the most courageous of those voices, Hanan Ashwari, most famous for the role she played as the voice of PLO during some of its most crucial negotiations. Her subject is the Israel lobby and the so-called peace process.

This woman doesn't mince words! She debunks Israel's toxic hasbara, listing outrages and naming names. She points out that "negotiation" between oppressor and victim violates international law.

From Hanan Ashrawi was the first woman to be elected member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 2009. She served as the Official Spokesperson of the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East peace process from 1991-1993 and participated in the 1991-1992 Madrid peace conference as a member of the Palestinian Leadership Committee delegation. In 1993 Dr. Ashrawi founded the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens’ Rights (PICCR) to investigate Israeli and Palestinian human rights violations. She chronicled her involvement in her book This Side of Peace: A Personal Account (1995). In 1996, Ashrawi was elected and subsequently reelected many times to the Palestinian Legislative Council. In 1996 she also accepted the post of Minister of Higher Education and Research. In 1998 Ashrawi founded and continues to serve in MIFTAH, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy.
This Week In Palestine (a weekly part of Truth and Justice Radio) is an award-winning three-quarter-hour segment of news from Palestine and discussion of issues relevant to the Palestinians' struggle for freedom from Israel's brutal military occupation and colonization of their homeland. It speaks from the point of view of Palestinians and those who care about them. It's a regular part of Truth and Justice Radio, aired Sundays 6-10am ET on WZBC 90.3FM, Newton, MA, streaming live and archived for two weeks at; TJR's website,, has a link to This Week In Palestine archives back thru 1-6-2008; editions are also accessible at or by navigating through our playlists. (At this important time, TJR has been airing Palestine coverage IN ADDITION to that provided by This Week In Palestine.) We hope you'll write to us at if you rebroadcast our work, or have questions or comments.

 This Week In Palestine 7-16-2017 Download Program Podcast
Palestinian legislator/activist/diplomat/scholar Hanan Ashrawi tells it like it is
00:51:38 English 2017-07-16
 Washington DC and Cambridge MA
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