This panel discussion of Arab and Israeli journalists speak on the challenges of covering Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Panelists include Taghreed El-Khodary, Aharon Barnea, Sleman Al-Shafh, Salameh Nematt, and David Makovsky- American Jewish Committee
Sleman Al-Shafh is a correspondent for Ch. 2 TV News, Israel.
Aharon Barnea is an anchorman and special correspondent for Ch. 2 TV News, Israel.
Taghreed El-Khodary is a Gaza correspondent for the New York Times and freelance television and print reporter.
David Makovsky is a senior fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Project on the Middle East Peace Process. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Middle Eastern studies at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Salameh Nematt has over 20 years experience in economic and political reporting, research and analysis of developments in the broader Middle East, Europe, and the United States, including extensive work on Arab-Israeli political, economic, security and human rights issues, and in-depth reporting on conflicts throughout the Middle East, the Gulf, and North Africa.
As Washington Bureau Chief for Al Hayat International Arab daily for the past four years (2003-2007), his work reported on and analyzed U.S. foreign policy, including issues related to the war in Iraq, the global war on terrorism, the U.S. drive for democratization in the broader Middle East, and issues related to U.S. military and security strategies in the region.
He has also written extensively on regional and global energy issues and their economic and political implications.