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Baha Hilo is a Palestinian who lives in the West Bank, and in this in=depth interview, he describes the daily humiliation caused by Israel’s security practices and “separate but equal” segregation practices. Hilo, who is not aligned with either Hamas or Fatah, is bright, articulate and very well-informed, and he details the the policies and practices that make Palestinians second class citizens of their own homeland. He extends an invitation to you, the listener, to visit his community and experience life on the West Bank. You can get more info here.
Update, July 6, 2015: video of this interview is now available here.
In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about Netanyahu’s new cabinet, the suspended plan to segregate buses running from West Bank towns to Israel, and how the term “apartheid” fits the situation. Hilo illustrates the issues with many powerful observations and anecdotes.
Near the end, we are joined by Marietta Macy from the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church, USA to discuss the power of BDS: boycott, divestment and sanctions aimed at Israel. We cover the recent attempts by supporters of Israel to suppress the free expression and use of personal economic power, and Hilo comments on the meaning of the BDS movement to ordinary Palestinians. Get more info on BDS here.