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Your Call: Storytellers confront the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza

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One of the 122 Israeli checkpoints and barriers installed in Hebron, this one blocking off Shuhada Street in February 2015. Shuhada Street used to be the main road connecting East and West Hebron before it came under Israeli control

June marked the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. After visiting the occupied territories, renowned novelists and essayists Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman marked the anniversary by inviting international writers to bear witness to the human cost the Israeli occupation.

We'll speak with them about their new book Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Guests:

Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and co-editor of Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Ayelet Waldman, novelist and essayist, and co-editor of Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Web Resources:

Michael Chabon

Ayelet Waldman

Medium: An Open Letter to Our Fellow Jews

The Atlantic: The Shame of Shuhada Street

Literary Hub: The Tallest Man in Ramallah

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Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.