Ruth Ebenstein is an American-Israeli journalist, historian, public speaker and peace activist. She is penning a memoir, Bosom Buddies: How Breast Cancer Fostered an Unexpected Friendship Across the Israeli-Palestinian Divide. Ruth has published her shorter writing on both sides of the Atlantic and won two first-place Simon Rockower awards, sponsored by the American Jewish Press Association. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, TriQuarterly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, WomansDay.com, Tablet, the Forward, Stars and Stripes, Education Week, Entropy, Brain, Child, NewSacred.Org, and other publications. She has also penned a children’s book, All of this Country is Called Jerusalem. Find her online at ruthebenstein.com, on Facebook at Laugh Through Breast Cancer – Ruth Ebenstein, and on twitter @ruthebenstein.
Our Voice of the Fortnight is Deputy Editor Samuel Nurding speaking with Anders Persson, senior lecturer at Linnaeus University and author of the new book, ‘EU Diplomacy and the Israeli-Arab Conflict, 1967-2019‘ (Edinburgh University press, 2020). The two discuss the EU’s role in the conflict over the last 50 years, the impact of the UAE and Bahrain peace deals on EU policy toward the conflict, and how the EU has contributed to the development of Israel.