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Media Roundtable: President Biden's trip to the Middle East

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BILLBOARD IN BETHLEHEM AHEAD OF BIDEN VISIT DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR SHIREEN ABU AKLEH. FROM SALEM BARAHMEH’S TWITTER FEED, JULY 13, 2022.

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of President Biden’s trip to Israel and the US response to the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.

Her family demanded a meeting with President Biden. According to reports, the White House did not respond. Instead, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he invited the family to Washington DC.

How does President Biden's Israel-Palestine policy compare to his predecessors?

Guest:

Laura Albast, Palestinian-American journalist, media analyst, and senior editor of the Institute for Palestine Studies. Her articles have been published by The Washington Post, The New Arab, and other outlets

Web Resources:

The Washington Post, Laura Albast: How media coverage whitewashes Israeli state violence against Palestinians

Aljazeera: Palestinians say Biden ‘helping sustain apartheid’ before visit

The New York Times: Stubborn Divisions on Iran Don’t Cool Biden’s Warm Welcome in Israel

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.