05. The Road to Gaza

In our fifth episode, we change our plans in light of recent headlines and address the quagmire of Gaza. What is daily life like on the inside? What exactly happened at the border fence, and how did we get there? Skyler speaks with Ohad Hemo, an award-winning Israeli broadcast journalist who reports on Palestinian affairs, about what goes unpublished in coverage about Gaza, and what he sees as the long-term effects of the blockade. Gaza's sounds and emotions are captured by Mohammad Arafat, a 25-year-old Gazan poet and journalist who writes for We Are Not Numbers, and who speaks with us about what it's like to grow up, live, and dream, on the other side of the fence.

Intractable is made possible thanks to Yale University's Howland and Cohen Fellowships. The show is recorded and produced at IDC International Radio, with the help of Yvonne Saba and Rona Zahavi.

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