Max Akermann, U.S. correspondent for Swiss public radio, interviewed me for a report he was preparing on the state of the American Jewish relationship with Israel in the run-up to the Aipac national policy conference. The segment talks also talks about J Street and other progressive developments in the American Jewish community. If you understand German, I recommend you give the four minute segment a listen (audiostream requires RealPlayer). I’m delighted to share the stage in this piece with Henry Siegman.
I hope I’m not sounding like a broken record when I point out that European media are far more interested in what progressive American Jews have to say about the Israeli-Arab conflict than American media, including Jewish media. I’ve been interviewed by Dutch, Swiss and Turkish reporters. Not once by a major American newspaper or NPR.