Shushan on The Spin RoomThe Spin Room, a news debate program on Israel's i24 News, is a smart, fast-paced current events show hosted by veteran journalist Ami Kaufman. Debra Shushan, APN's Director of Policy and Government Relations is a frequent guest on the show. View her appearances (often including Dr. Shushan's legendary facial expressions) here.
i24 Spin Room (9/12/18): Shushan on Deteriorating US-Palestinian Relations, the Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, and the Gaza Crisis
Debating with Ruthie Blum of the Gatestone Institute and Fatah international spokesperson Ziad Khalil Abu Zayyad, APN's Debra Shushan discusses the Trump administration's closure of the PLO Mission in DC, the Palestinian turn toward the International Criminal Court, the pending demolition of the West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, and the IDF's grim projection for conflict between Israel and Gaza.
Trump Administration Arsonists Set Fire to Peace Prospects (1:01)
White House's Policy Is Pushing Palestinians to Turn to ICC (1:10)
Khan al-Ahmar and Israel's Duplicitous West Bank Building Policy (1:28)
Impending Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar: Full Segment (8:14)
Israel's Failed Gaza Strategy (3:58)
i24 Spin Room (9/5/18): Shushan on Duterte's Visit, Kushner's Proposal, Friedman's Duplicity, and Woodward's Book
In a heated debate with Israeli political commentator Gadi Taub and former Canadian Ambassador to Israel Vivian Bercovici, Shushan discussed Netanyahu's affinity for human rights violators in light of Philippine President Duterte's visit to Israel; Jared Kushner's Palestinian-Jordanian confederation proposal to President Abbas; Ambassador Friedman's assault on UNRWA and aid to Palestinians; and what revelations from Bob Woodward's Fear mean for Netanyahu.
Netanyahu's Affinity for Human Rights Violators Like Rodrigo Duterte (0:56)
Kushner's Palestinian-Jordanian Confederation Proposal to Abbas (0:39)
Friedman's Duplicity on Palestinian Aid (1:29)
What Revelations from Bob Woodward's Book Mean for Netanyahu (1:06)
i24 Spin Room (8/29/18): Shushan on Elor Azaria, Court Ruling on Outposts, & Nikki Haley on Palestinian Refugees
Debating Ruthie Blum of the Gatestone Institute, Shushan discussed Hebron shooter Elor Azaria's interview stating "I have no regrets" in Israel HaYom, the Israeli court ruling granting settlers in an outpost rights to private Palestinian land, and Nikki Haley's statement on the status and right of return of Palestinian refugees.
Israeli Soldiers Forced to Carry Out an Immoral Occupation (00:22)
Taking Refugees "Off The Table" (00:18)
Debunking the Right-Wing Narrative on Palestinian Refugees (4:13)
"Bibi's Partisan Divide"
Watch clips of APN Policy and Government Relations Director Debra Shushan from Israel i24 News "The Spin Room" from August 15, 2018. The discussion topic was the recent questioning and detaining of prominent Americans at Israeli ports of entry on political grounds.
Clip of APN Policy and Government Relations Director Debra Shushan speaking about the erosion to Israel's democracy as evidenced by the passing of the Nation State Law.
Topics for debate: Amb. David Friedman's settlement condolence call, continued uproar over Israel's Nation-State Law particularly from the Druze community, poet Dareen Tartour and (in)equality of Israel's treatment of incitement, and President Trump's offer to meet Iranian leaders without preconditions.
Guests appearing with Debra Shushan (APN Director of Policy and Government Relations): Vivian Bercovici (former Canadian ambassador to Israel) and Aaron Klein (Breitbart).
Topics debated by APN Policy and Government Relations Director Debra Shushan and fellow guests Vivian Bercovici (former Canadian ambassador to Israel), Aaron Klein (Breitbart), and moderator Ami Kaufman included Israeli-Syrian hostilities, international reaction to the Nation-State Law, Israel's LGBT protests, Birthright walkoffs, and the Trump-Cohen taped discussion of paying for rights to Karen McDougal's story of her alleged affair with Trump.
APN's Director of Policy and Government Relations Debra Shushan appeared on "The Spin Room" on Israel's i24 News on July 18. WATCH by clicking the pop-out button (top-right) and fast-forwarding to 1:39.
Topics debated by Shushan and fellow guests Colette Avital (former MK, Labor), Ruthie Blum (Gatestone Institute), and moderator Ami Kaufman included President Trump's Helsinki performance, Israel's Nation-State Law, incendiary kites from Gaza, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's visit to Israel.