A few weeks ago, the CJPME Debrief podcast reached the “10,000 downloads” milestone! This is an amazing achievement for this CJPME podcast which provides news, commentary and interviews on everything relating to Canada and Palestine. If you haven’t already tried it, you can listen on our Website, or via your mobile device: we’re on all the major podcast platforms: Apple, Google, Spotify and more.
CJPME’s leaders, Tom (MPA) and Michael (PhD) are the podcast co-hosts, who are frequently joined by guests, both Canadian and international, including journalists, human rights leaders, UN experts, and more. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the most recent/relevant podcasts from among the 55 episodes we’ve already published, on issues related to Israeli apartheid, Canada’s response to Israel’s far-right government, Islamophobia, and pro-Israel media bias. With things changing fast on the ground due to Israel’s far-right regime, check out the CJPME Debrief podcast for the latest analysis.
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Here are some of our recent/relevant podcasts to consider
Is the Trudeau government ignoring warnings from its diplomats about Israel’s human rights abuses? On this episode, Michael was joined by Alex Cosh of the Maple to discuss his ongoing reporting on what Canadian officials are saying behind the scenes, and how that often conflicts with Canada’s public statements. They talked about Canada’s warm reception to Israel’s far-right government, its reaction to Israel’s 2022 attack on Gaza, and how it stopped pushing for accountability over Israel’s assassination of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
On this episode, Michael was joined by Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967. They talked about Israel’s deadly attack on the Jenin refugee camp and why she believes these actions violate international law. They also talked about apartheid, settler-colonialism, and what we can expect to see from the UN’s Commission of Inquiry and the International Court of Justice, both of which are investigating Israel’s occupation.
On this episode, Tom and Michael were joined by Ramzy Baroud and Ilan Pappé, co-editors of the book “Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders and Intellectuals Speak Out.” In their new book, they bring together a diverse group of Palestinian voices – from filmmakers to religious figures to politicians and more – to share their own experiences and perspectives on the way forward for Palestine. They discussed the meaning of Palestinian liberation and decolonization, why the May 2021 uprising continues to be a source of optimism, and whether there’s a growing consensus among Palestinians about the need for a one-state solution.
On November 1st, 2022 Israelis completed their fifth election in four years, returning Benjamin Netanyahu to power with the support of extreme, far-right figures. On this episode, which took place several weeks later as negotiations were being finalized to form the government, Michael was joined by Natasha Roth-Rowland of +972 Magazine to break down the election, introduce us to the key players, and reflect on the impact that this may have on the lives of Palestinians under apartheid.
What and who are the main drivers of anti-Muslim hate in Canada? On this episode, Michael and Tom were joined by Jasmin Zine, author of a new report on the Canadian “Islamophobia Industry.” We talked about some of the key organizations, personalities, and discourses responsible for perpetuating anti-Muslim hate in Canada, and how the connections between them form an ecosystem of hate. As part of this discussion, we looked at the role of certain fringe-right, pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian voices in spreading Islamophobic views.
In mid-November 2022, CJPME’s Michael Bueckert returned from a two-week trip to Palestine-Israel. During his time there, Bueckert met with dozens of Palestinian community leaders and organizations, politicians, youth activists, business leaders, and academics. He also visited current hotspots including Sheikh Jarrah, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Jenin, as well as unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Naqab. Recorded shortly after his return, Bueckert shared his observations and pondered what the future may hold for Palestine, Israel, and Canada.
Is Canadian media biased towards Israel and against Palestinians? Where does bias come from, and how can we challenge it? On this episode, Michael and Tom were joined by Passage’s Davide Mastracci, author of a chapter on Canadian media and pro-Israel bias in the book Advocating for Palestine in Canada (Fernwood, 2022). We talked about the role of journalists, editors, corporate owners, and lobby groups in pushing media coverage to be favourable to Israel, and how these factors undermine reporting on Israel’s human rights abuses.
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