The renowned Asad Abushark joins us in the studio for episode #093 of Paddy Holohan's No Shame Podcast. Asad is a Palestinian Human rights activist, he is on the show to discuss the Free Palestine movement, for which he is an Official Spokesperson.
During the show, Asad outlines a brief history of conflict between Palestine & Israel with particular focus on key events such as the Palestine War (1947-1949), the role of the British government in the formation of the Israeli State & the Right of Retainment. All of the above events ultimately contributed to Nakba, a mass exodus which saw an estimated 700,000 Palestinian's flee their own land after the Israeli Government completely violated the terms set by the United Nations in 1948, instead claiming the Palestinian Land for themselves.
Paddy also discusses the role the western media are playing in the conflict by failing to to acknowledge many of the massacres & atrocities that the Palestinians have suffered at the hands of the Israelis. The crimes committed against Asad's nation simply aren't talked about on TV for various reasons discussed on the podcast & as a result most people don't seems to care or are unaware of the severity of the situation.
Abushark message is ultimately one of peace & he states that Palestinians are prepared to live with people from all religious backgrounds & divides. Some of Asad's closest friends are Jewish & have helped greatly in his pursuit of a free Palestine.
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Asad is a guest we've wanted to get on the show for the long time, Paddy is a massive advocate for the Palestinian human rights movement & believes the Irish can have a big part to play in Palestine's fight for Sovereignty, just like they did with the Anti-Apartheid movement against the South African Government. In 1984, Mary Manning spearheaded the Dunnes Stores strike, when she refused to handle South African imported goods. The strike gained media attention & paved the way for the first complete ban of South African imports by a Western government.
Another massive episode of No Shame, possibly one of the most politically relevant podcasts we've done to date. Paddy started the series to shine a light on areas that he believed the media choose to ignore. Palestine is a prime example of this,
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There are so many parallels between Palestine & the Irish war for independence, a war triggered by the leaders of the 1916 Rising over 100 years ago. The Ireland that we know today would not have existed if it wasn't for people like Asad, a man willing to risk his life so that his people can live in peace in the land that they came from.
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