It was a pleasure speaking with Janan Abdu, wife of Palestinian political prisoner Ameer Makhoul (who is a colleague and a friend) about Ameer, political prisoners in Israeli jails, and the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Enjoy!
I look down on the garbage dump from my second-story apartment and ponder. How did I, born in Hollywood, end up in Beit Hanina, a 9-square mile section of East Jerusalem? Claimed by both Palestinians and Israelis as their capital, Jerusalem lives in relentless ambiguity.