This show includes a live interview with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian writer and activist who teaches at both Bethlehem and BirZeit Universities in the occupied West Bank. Mazin, who had just arrived in New York for a short visit, talked about this year’s Christmas in Bethlehem and what the checkpoints and permit system mean as restrictions on the daily freedom of movement of all Palestinians.

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