Last December I attended the Gaza Freedom March in Cairo to highlight the plight of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
For the last months I’ve worked on a radio documentary feature for ABC Radio National’s 360 program, the country’s finest space for long-form radio work. Alongside co-producer Sharon Davis and sound engineer Timothy Nicastri, we aimed to create an essay that discussed both the event itself and wider issues about Zionism and Judaism. My photographs from Gaza and Cairo are also published. Full audio below or here.
Here’s the blurb for the show:
Best-selling author Antony Loewenstein joins the Gaza Freedom March in Cairo to test his ideas about dissent and Jewish identity.
Antony was one of 1,400 activists who met in Cairo to protest against the Israeli siege on the Gaza strip, but their plans were thwarted by the Egyptian government.
Antony has spent a number of years publicly challenging the actions of Israel. For these attitudes he’s been called a ‘self-hating Jew’ and an ‘anti-Semite’.
In A Different Kind of Jew Antony examines the role of Judaism in the modern age and the religion’s relationship to the contested Israeli/Palestinian conflict.