EmoProg Army Radio: Gaza Reconstruction, with Rami Almeghari

I co-hosted the 32nd episode of Emoprog Army Radio Hour with @ViolentFanon and @TerrinaMajnoona on the night of 22 October / morning of 23 October.

You can listen to (and download) the segment here.

We interviewed Rami Almeghari, a university lecturer and journalist living in Gaza.

As the Emoprog Army website description explains (essentially just copying here from the Emoprog Army page), the last time Rami spoke to the Emoprog Army was during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, when he was in the process of evacuating his home in al-Maghazi refugee camp in the face of an impending IDF strike on his neighborhood.

We talk to Rami about the aftermath of Israel’s horrific assault on Gaza, and discuss the planned reconstruction effort. We discuss the severe limitations of the NGO-led reconstruction approach, especially in a context where Israel is not held responsible for its past actions. Rami discusses the steps, as he sees them, that must be taken in order to bring hope for a brighter future back to the Palestinian people.

Follow Rami’s work at Electronic Intifada, including his most recent piece which we discuss extensively during the episode. Also, make sure to listen to our first interview with Rami from July. It is probably the most important show we have ever done.

My Mondoweiss piece, that we discuss at the beginning of the episode, is “False Allegations of Anti-Semitism Used to Cover Up an Anti-Palestinian Hate Crime.”