Friday Videos

Norman Finkelstein talks about settlement expansion in Jerusalem and his new book on the Gaza war, This Time We Went Too Far, on Democracy Now. I am reading the book at the moment, so far it is everything you would expect from the meticulous Finkelstein.

Chris Hedges on American decline — his book Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle  seems fascinating.

Gaza tunnel builders and smugglers, the lifeline of the world's biggest prison.

You might also be interested in al-Masri al-Youm editor Magdi Gallad's interview with Mohamed ElBaradei.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.