An update on the Bush administration’s “Road Map” peace plan that analyzes the requirements and challenges facing the Israelis and the Palestinians in their tentative steps toward peace. Through a mixture of balanced discussion, perspective, and unfiltered videotaped segments from the leading broadcasters in the Middle East, this program provides a snapshot of the ongoing process. Pictured above are, from left to right, moderator Wendy Hanamura and San Francisco guests Diana Buttu, David Michaelis and Jamal Dajani.
Moshe Maoz (Washington DC)
Moshe Maoz is Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem and former Director of the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University. Professor Maoz has published many books and articles on Arab-Israeli relations, including “The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process - Oslo and the Lessons of Failure.” He has participated in many Israeli-Palestinian workshops and dialogues.
Diana Buttu (San Francisco)
Diana Buttu is a legal advisor with the Negotiations Support Unit of the Negotiations Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Since October, 2000, Ms. Buttu has been advising the Palestinian team in peace negotiations with Israel on the issue of refugees and compensation. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Law and Refugee Compensation at Stanford Law School.
Jamal Dajani (San Francisco)
Jamal Dajani is Director of Middle East Programming at WorldLink TV. Since 2001 he has produced over 400 shows of Mosaic: World News From The Middle East and his commentary on Middle East topics has been featured on national television and radio programs. Born in Jerusalem, Jamal graduated from Columbia University in New York City where he received a bachelors degree in Political Science.
David Michaelis (San Francisco)
David Michaelis is Director of Current Affairs at Link TV. He is a former journalist and TV producer with Israeli TV.