Anniversary of Egypt’s Uprising; Protest In Bahrain; New Israeli Law; Remembering Theo Angelopoulos

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As the world watches Egypt commemorate the first anniversary of the Egyptian mass uprising, we get an update about the country of Bahrain which is going through its own revolutionary struggle against an entrenched monarchy. We will get an update on the protest movement in Bahrain from Professor Toby Jones, a Middle East Historian from Rutgers University.

We will also bring you a conversation about the recent Israeli law which effectively prohibits Palestinian residents of the 1967 occupied territories who are married to Palestinian citizens of Israel or to residents of East Jerusalem from entering into Israel for the purpose of family unification. Professor Samera Esmeir of UC Berkeley will speak with Hassan Jabareen founder of Adalah, an independent human rights organization working to promote and defend the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel, as well as as, with Taiseer Khatib, Ph.D candidate at the department of anthropology of the University of Haifa, which has been directly effected by this law.

Throughout the program we will also remember the great Greek film maker Theo Angelopoulos who died in a car accident last week. We will hear tracks from several of his films which were composed by Eleni Karaindrou.

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