Hebrew Voices #34 – Apartheid in Palestinian Jordan

Apartheid JordanIn this episode of Hebrew Voices, Apartheid in Palestinian Jordan, Nehemia Gordon speaks with Mudar Zahran, Secretary General of the Jordanian Opposition Coalition and an orthodox Muslim who advocates for separation of mosque and state. According to Zahran, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is really a Palestinian State in which the vast majority of the population are treated like second-class citizens in the country where they were born. The Jordanian-born Zahran currently lives in exile in London—facing a life sentence in prison in Jordan because of his outspoken opposition to the apartheid regime that rules the country. Continue reading

Hebrew Voices #9 – The Palestinian Bicycle Refugees of Norway (Rebroadcast)

Palestinian bicycle refugees of NormayIn this episode of Hebrew Voices, Nehemia Gordon discovers the Palestinian bicycle refugees of Norway. During some free time after a speaking event in Stavanger, Norway he went searching for the hordes of Syrian and Afghani refugees fleeing from war and persecution. Instead he found Palestinians from Lebanon who rode into Norway hoping for a life of peace and dignity after being treated as second-class citizens for three generations in Lebanon.  Continue reading