Ep 223EXTRA Future of Israel and Palestine feat Sharmine Narwani

Ep 223EXTRA Future of Israel and Palestine feat Sharmine Narwani

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Guest: Sharmine Narwani (recorded 2 days before ceasefire). We talk about Gaza, the Resistance and the differences between attacks on Gaza in past years and what is happening now, who really needs a ceasefire the most and why a ceasefire with no real change does not really help the Palestinians. We talk about reactions from other countries in the region to the latest attack on Gaza and Sharmine provides an update on the current situation in Lebanon which has fallen out of the news of late but is still in crisis and still deals with foreign interference. Lastly we talked about a new media project that Sharmine will be launching soon. In a bonus question, we talk about the evolution of the map of Palestine and Israel since World War II and how that map might change going forward — essentially the future of Israel and Palestine. 

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Ep 223 Gaza and the Resistance, Another Ceasefire feat Sharmine Narwani

Ep 223 Gaza and the Resistance, Another Ceasefire feat Sharmine Narwani

Guest: Sharmine Narwani (recorded two days before ceasefire). We talk about Gaza and the Resistance, the differences between attacks on Gaza in past years and what is happening now, who really needs a ceasefire the most and why a ceasefire with no real change does not really help the Palestinians. We talk about reactions from other countries in the region to the latest attack on Gaza and Sharmine provides an update on the current situation in Lebanon which has fallen out of the news of late but is still in crisis and still deals with foreign interference. Lastly we talked about a new media project that Sharmine will be launching soon. In a bonus question, we talk about the evolution of the map of Palestine and Israel since World War II and how that map might change going forward — essentially the future of Israel and Palestine. 

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Ep 176 Financial Crisis in Lebanon feat Ehsani

Ep 176 Financial Crisis in Lebanon feat Ehsani

Guest: Ehsani. We talk about the financial crisis in Lebanon that has been building for years and the structural problems in Lebanon’s economy and banking system that has been in place since the 1990’s. The Beirut explosion and widespread damage brought the broader crisis to a head and exposed how the system is broken. We also talk about the political issues, protests and external interference. There is a bonus question for patrons at the end of the interview on possible solutions for the crisis in Lebanon and whether this is a push for regime change and which external forces are behind it. 

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Ep 176EXTRA Financial Crisis & Solutions in Lebanon feat Ehsani

Ep 176EXTRA Financial Crisis & Solutions in Lebanon feat Ehsani

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Guest: Ehsani. We talk about the financial crisis in Lebanon that has been building for years and the structural problems in Lebanon’s economy and banking system that has been in place since the 1990’s. The Beirut explosion and widespread damage brought the broader crisis to a head and exposed how the system is broken. We also talk about the political issues, protests and external interference. This is a bonus question for patrons at the end of the interview on possible solutions for the crisis in Lebanon and whether this is a push for regime change and which external forces are behind it.

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Ep 175 Beirut Explosion feat Elijah Magnier

Ep 175 Beirut Explosion feat Elijah Magnier

Guest: Elijah Magnier. We talk about the August 4, 2020 explosion in the Beirut port, details of what happened, political implications, cui bono and more. Elijah has gathered information from Beirut and provided some of that information for the first time in this interview as an exclusive. There is also a bonus question for patrons, Ep 175EXTRA Beirut Explosion and Political Implications where we talk about the possibility of the faction aligned with Trump, Netanyahu and Salman wanting to escalate while they can in anticipation of Trump and Netanyahu being out of power in the near future. 

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Ep 175EXTRA Beirut Explosion and Political Implications feat Elijah Magnier

Ep 175EXTRA Beirut Explosion and Political Implications feat Elijah Magnier

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Guest: Elijah Magnier. We talk about the August 4, 2020 explosion in the Beirut port, details of what happened, political implications, cui bono and more. Elijah has gathered information from Beirut and provided some of that information for the first time in this interview as an exclusive. This is the bonus question for patrons, Ep 175EXTRA Beirut Explosion and Political Implications where we talk about the possibility of the faction aligned with Trump, Netanyahu and Salman wanting to escalate while they can in anticipation of Trump and Netanyahu being out of power in the near future. 

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Ep 105 War With Iran? feat Elijah Magnier

Guest: Elijah Magnier. According to Elijah’s analysis, the recent sabotage attacks in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia were a warning from Iran to the US and allies in the region about what kinds of retaliation would occur if escalation continues and an attack on Iran is carried out. We also talk about his recent reporting about the prospects for a summer war in Lebanon and the wider region.

Ep 105 War with Iran feat Elijah Magnier
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Ep 40 Lebanon Crisis feat. Sonia Mansour Robaey

Dan and Joanne speak with Middle East commentator Sonia Mansour Robaey. Sonia is a neuroscientist, Philosopher, Ethicist, Educator and she is a Lebanese francophone living abroad.

Follow Sonia at @les_politiques and find her work at Les Politiques.

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Recorded on November 24, 2017. Music by Fluorescent Grey.

Reference Links:

The Shiites of Lebanon under Ottoman Rule, 1516-1788, Stefan Winter

Ep. 38 Middle East Wars, Lebanon & Saudi Arabia

Dan and Joanne discuss the Saudi purge, unrest in Lebanon, and the possibility of wars escalating in the Middle East.

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Recorded on November 10, 2017. Music by Fluorescent Grey.

Reference Links:

  1. “Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge” Middle East Eye
  2. State Dept. statement “On the Situation in Lebanon
  3. Israel Channel 10 published leaked diplomatic cable (Twitter)
  4. Interview with Saudi foreign minister Jubeir, CNBC
  5. Interview with Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, CNBC
  6. “Yemeni rebels enhance ballistic missile campaign” Jane’s Intelligence Review (PDF)

“US Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian” AP News