For quite a long time I’ve felt that I should make more and better use of video technology to promote the work of Tikun Olam. I fruitlessly tried to interest BloggingheadsTV in including me in their wonk-heavy line-up. But if you don’t work for a Beltway think tank or write for an established media entity, they’re unlikely to be interested.
When I wrote to Israel’s Social TV, Ehud Shem Tov thought a video series would be a great idea. I’m so pleased to have them as collaborators. Social TV is an progressive Israeli media project broadcasting on cable and via its website. It offers videos that promote debate of important social and human rights issues.
My first video segment is about Chuck Hagel‘s nomination to be defense secretary and how it will impact the Iran nuclear crisis. These segments, which we hope to be regular, will be short (3-5 minutes in length). They are in English with Hebrew subtitles. Please promote this video and the coming segments through social media and your own networks!
One of my alternate goals would be to set up a progressive version of BloggingheadsTV that featured bloggers from Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran (and Diaspora), UK, and the U.S. paired to discuss issues of the day in the Israeli-Arab conflict. If you have the technical video expertise or are interested in helping fund such a venture let me know.