Tuesday, February 16, 2010

US Campaign National Advocacy Director Josh Ruebner on CNI Radio

On Thursday, February 18, you'll be able to listen to US Campaign National Advocacy Director Josh Ruebner on "Jerusalem Calling," the weekly online radio program of US Campaign member group Council for the National Interest (CNI). Here's more info from CNI:
"On February 18th, Josh Ruebner will be our guest on the “CNI: Jerusalem Calling” internet-radio show. Ruebner will join CNI board member and host Dr. E. Faye Williams to discuss the cost and benefit of U.S. military aid to Israel, and how ignoring the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories hampers U.S. efforts at engagement in the Middle East.
Ruebner is the National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a national coalition of more than 325 organizations, including the CNI Foundation, which works to change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law, and equality. He is a former Analyst in Middle East Affairs at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a federal government agency that provides policy analysis to Members of Congress. Ruebner holds a graduate degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
End the Occupation has recently launched a new website (http://www.aidtoisrael.org) that enables Americans to see how much money their state, congressional district, county, and city provide in military aid to Israel. The website also provides alternative ways the money could be used in each community for things such as healthcare, affordable housing, and education. The website also provides information about the impact of U.S. weapons transfers to Israel on Palestinian civilians.
The show will air live online from Noon to 1 pm EST (5 pm to 6pm GMT). To listen, go to the show’s home-page, here, and click on the “Listen Live” button for Studio A, at the top left.
To call your questions in during the second half of the show, call toll-free: 877-474-3302. International users can ask questions by Skype, by calling Skypename: WSRADIOSTUDIO."