As promised, I was on Al Jazeera on Monday, where I joined:
- Pro-Palestine activist Max Blumenthal,
- Breitbart.com editor Ben Shapiro,
- Al Jazeera anchor Derrick Ashong,
- Al Jazeera online producer Malika Bilal,
- Stanford University Student Body President Michael Cruz
- and Occupy AIPAC organizer Sasha Gelzin
for a discussion on AIPAC and college Jews with a focus on “blackwashing,” or using African-American students to highlight positive aspects of Israel’s record.
I did get to ask Blumenthal two questions, one during the main show and a follow-up during the post show. Watch the video for yourself to see how it played out.
You’ll also get a sneak peak of the office of the student newspaper at American Univeristy in Washington, D.C., The Eagle (it was the only place I could get a real Internet connection).
(Fun fact: Sasha, Lois (the Stream’s editorial intern) and I all currently attend AU. And Ben Connors, the tech guy, is a proud alum. Go Eagles! Represent!)