Gaza Conflict From Both Sides On Paltalk

conflict in israelNEW YORK (RushPRNews) 01/10/09 -The conflict between the Israelis and Hamas will be explored from both sides of the divide on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com Monday and Tuesday, January 12 and 13.

On Monday, my guest will be Israel’s Consul General in New York, Asaf Shariv. On Tuesday, we’ll hear from Hussein Ibish, executive director of the Foundation for Arab-American Leadership and senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine.

Shariv assumed the post of consul general of Israel in New York in August 2007. Immediately prior to his appointment, he was the director of media and public affairs to Prime Ministers Ehud Olmert and Ariel Sharon.

As the prime minsters’ personal media advisor and member of the senior staff, his responsibilities included supervising the Government Press Office and Advertising Bureau. He was also the spokesman for various government agencies, such as the Mossad, the Atomic Energy Committee, the National Security Committee and the Counter-Terrorism Unit.

Ibish is the former communications director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the nation’s largest Arab-American membership organization. He is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, and has written for the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Boston Globe, and many other papers.

He has provided television commentary for CNN, Nightline, Hardball, CBC, BBC, FOX News and has made over 3,000 radio and television appearances. Ibish is the author of At the Constitution’s Edge: Arab Americans and Civil Liberties in the United States and Legitimizing Occupation: Cordesman, CSIS and the New Intifada.

To talk to Shariv and Ibish on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com at 5 PM New York time Monday and Tuesday January 12 and 13 respectively please go to www.garybaumgarten.com and click on the Enter Chat Room button.

Paltalk is the largest multimedia interactive program on the Internet with more than 4 million unique users.


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News Talk Online is also syndicated by CRN Digital Talk Radio to an additional 12 million households.