Ziad worked for several media companies as a producer, director and host. He was a founder of PBC (Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation). He is a professor of broadcast journalism and Head of Media at UN radio in Sudan and a trainer at Tunisian National radio, and a member of PCIIS (Palestinian Committee for Interaction with Israeli Society – PLO). He was Head of the Palestinian team of ‘Breaking the Ice’ – Palestinian-Israeli Peace mission to Antarctica, and was awarded a Sport Diplomacy Award in 2004 by SFGC (Search for Common Ground). He has a PhD degree in Mass Communication and is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, English and Spanish.
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.