Hello, this is Blase Bonpane with World Focus coming to you from KPFK/ Los Angeles. We are podcast and available 24/7 at kpfk.org where we are heard internationally.
This Sunday on World Focus I’m privileged to have Phyllis Bennis as my guest. Phyllis Bennis is a journalist, activist, and political commentator focusing on issues involving the United Nations and the Middle East. She directs the New Internationalism Project at Institute for Policy Studies which is Washington’s first progressive multi-issue think tank. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation, a coalition of over 400 groups working to end US support for Israel’s occupation of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. She works closely with the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, co-chairs the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine, and since 2002 has played an active role in the growing global peace movement. She continues to serve as an adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization.