Arab and Israeli journalists discuss the prospects for Arab-Israeli peace
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200
Thursday, 2 July, 2009 5:30 pm
Come hear from Nathan Guttman and Salameh Nematt, two of the most prominent Israeli and Arab journalists reporting out of Washington, DC.
Nathan Guttman is the Washington correspondent of Israel’s public TV network - Channel 1 and Israel’s public radio, Kol Israel. He is also the Washington Bureau Chief for the Forward, America’s Jewish paper of record.
For the past two decades Nathan closely followed the Israeli–Arab peace process and U.S.–Israeli relationship as a reporter and editor for Israel’s major news organizations. Nathan has been based out of Washington DC since 2001, where he also served as Bureau Chief for Israel’s Haaretz newspaper and for the Jerusalem Post.
Salameh Nematt is the International Editor with The Daily Beast, an online newspaper, writing on international affairs, with a focus on the Middle East. He previously served as the Washington Bureau Chief for the London-based Arab international newspaper Al Hayat.
Salameh's reports from Washington include coverage of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, the global war on terrorism, the Arab-Israeli peace process, and the drive for democratization in the Middle East. Before coming to Washington, Salameh reported for al-Hayat from London and Jordan, was the chief political correspondent of the Jordan Times and of the Jordanian al-Rai, reported from Jordan for the BBC, and had a short stint as the head of the Strategy Unit at Jordan’s Royal Court, an advisory post for the King.
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