CMN: Adam Taha on the Palestinian Issue (Part 1) (July 2006)
Season 2, Episode 27
Most of us are familiar with the plight of the Jews during the Second World War. What we haven’t read, we’ve seen on the big screen in such fine tributes as The Diary of Ann Frank, Schindler’s List, and Life is Beautiful. What has not been shown, however, is what happened after the war when the state of Israel was established in Palestine, displacing families and traditions well over a thousand years old. While we’ve all seen the clips of the aftermath of a lone suicide bomber in Tel Aviv, we’re never shown what happens on the Palestinian side where the people live behind barbed wire and walls, and the rubble-strewn cities and encampments they now call home.
In an effort to provide genuinely fair and balanced reporting, Regina speaks with Palestinian-American businessman Adam Taha about life as a Palestinian and Arab, and Taha also provides a history lesson.