Dr. Jim Zogby on Trump's Jerusalem Declaration & the DNC Unity Reform Commission

Thu Dec 07 2017 (01:06:59)

Dr. Jim Zogby on Trump's Jerusalem Declaration & the DNC Unity Reform Commission On this episode Tina-Desiree Berg talks to Dr. James J. Zogby president of the Arab American Institute and long-serving member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee. This interview could not be more prescient given President Trump's radical move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and order to move the U.S. Embassy to move from Tel Aviv. The move which contravenes 20 years of precedent and years of peace work in the region has sparked controversy. In this candid interview Dr. Zogby, a leading voice on the issue, hits back at the decision and discusses how this move compromises peace. Tina also discusses the upcoming DNC Unity Reform Commission which is holding it's final meeting in Washington, DC. Zogby a Bernie Sanders ally speaks candidly about his disappointment with the process and the failures of the DNC to embrace much needed reforms. Dr. James J. Zogby co-founded the Arab American Institute in 1985 and continues to serve as its president. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee and was twice appointed by President Obama to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom in 2013. In addition to writing a weekly column published in 12 countries, Zogby is the creator and host of the award-winning call-in political television show “Viewpoint,” and is frequently featured on national and international media as an expert on Middle East affairs. In 2010, Zogby published the highly-acclaimed book, Arab Voices. His 2013 e-book Looking at Iran: The Rise and Fall of Iran in Arab Public Opinion and "20 Years After Oslo" are drawn from his extensive polling across the Middle East with Zogby Research Services.