Your Call: Making music under occupation

Jun 19, 2015

On the June 19th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with veteran journalist Sandy Tolan about his new book, "Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land.”

On the December 11th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with prominent International Law professor, Richard Falk about his new book, Palestine: The Legitimacy of Hope. He recently completed his six -year term as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Where is Palestinian national struggle today? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Judy Silber

The daily news of violence from the Gaza strip is gripping people around the world. Here in the Bay Area, hundreds gathered in downtown San Francisco over the weekend, calling for an end to an Israeli military incursion that has so far killed more than 600 people, most of them civilians.

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Many air strikes were launched by Israel in Gaza City over the past few weeks in response to Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli cities. Since that moment, the violence in the region has subsided after a cease-fire. The Palestinians made a successful bid to upgrade their UN status, and Israel announced it would build 3,000 new settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. So the situation remains as tense and volatile as ever.