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CSUSB professor interviewed for program, ‘Understanding Israel Palestine, Beyond the Walls’
KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio
Oct. 1, 2021

Ahlam Muhtaseb, CSUSB professor of communication studies, was a guest on the Kansas City Community Radio program, “Understanding Israel Palestine, Beyond the Walls.” She discussed her documentary film, “1948: Creation & Catastrophe,” co-produced with Andy Trimlett, and the latest events in the conflict between Palestine and Israel. She talked about how the film, which “tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived through it.”

Muhtaseb one of the goals of the film was not to present the events of 1948 as history in the abstract, as something to study from an academic perspective.

“There was a very important aim or goal of making the film, which is to show it’s a primer for what is happening now. It’s to show this continuous process of colonization, of genocide, against Palestinians,” Muhtaseb said. “And we saw the latest round of this, of course, in the case of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem, the case of Al Aqsa Mosque, and the case of the constant attempts to colonize Al Aqsa Mosque to take it over by Israeli colonists from Palestinian worshipers.”

The audio interview is posted online at the station’s archive web page. Look for the recording titled, “Understanding Israel Palestine, Friday, October 1, 2021, 9:30 a.m.”

CSUSB professor comments on hack of far-right web hosting service
Oct. 1, 2021

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, in an interview for the program All Things Considered, warned about pitfalls using data recently leaked from Epik, a web hosting site favored by the far-right. The report said “he was warning that there aren't just pitfalls to using the data, but there are also ethical concerns around these leaks and using the information in them.”

Said Levin: “Where does it stop? Who gets targeted? And is there going to be some kind of unintended consequence? Is there some investigation that's being thwarted or breached? Or is there someone who's no longer associated getting caught up in this or someone who has a similar name? You get the idea. I think one type of vigilantism can encourage others.”

Listen to the online audio report at “What the hack of Epik reveals about the world of far-right extremism.”

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