By Jonathan Green
Presented by ABC RN Drive
Politicians have long argued about the road to a peaceful end of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Jared Kushner’s notion of “economic peace” is the latest contribution to a long, torturous, violent conversation.
Orly Noy, a Mizrahi Jew, a journalist and a political activist in Israel, is visiting Australia for a series of talks.
She believes Arab Israeli’s and Mizrahi Jews could provide a unique perspective on the pathway to peace in the region.
Sara Saleh is a Palestinian human rights campaigner with the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network.
They both joined RN Drive.
Following a complaint about this program, a counter view on the treatment of Mizrahi Jews and Palestinians in Israel was sought and presented. The interview with Israel’s Deputy Chief of Mission Ron Gerstenfeld is available here:
ABC News acknowledges that this broadcast did not provide sufficient context on the status of Mizrahi Jews in Israel; it is well documented that Mizrahi Jews are prominent in business, politics, and the military and they have the same voting, legal, civil and religious rights as Jews of European background.