Benjamin Kweskin is interviewed by host of “New Blue Review” Benji Shulman from Chai FM from the shores of the Sea of Galilee about his experience living in Iraqi Kurdistan from 2013-2014.
Listen here from the 7.3.2017 show (min 1:00-15:00)
Yazidis living in Iraq’s Sinjar region are on edge in the wake of fighting last week between rival Kurdish factions. Some Yazidis joined in the fighting against Peshmerga belonging to Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
See more at Investigative Project
This presentation on Kurdistan is from October 2016, at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.
Kweskin confirmed facts about the tomb of Nahum reported by journalists from National Geographic and Haaretz newspaper during the last two years. Jews in the area were forced to flee AlQosh in 1948, at which time the iron keys to the tomb were handed to an Assyrian-Christian man named Sami Jajouhana who agreed to look after it…”
Read more here at Philos Project
See my AIB interview with “At the Table” Host Audrey Galax, beginning at minute 14:00 here
See my brief interview in Kurdish about genocide recognition in Georgia with my friend and colleagues here on Kurdistan TV
Benjamin Kweskin, 32, raised in Charlotte and now in Atlanta, lived in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, for 10 months. He and his wife, Whitney, moved to Erbil in August 2013, five days after they were married, to teach English and social studies at a private school there.
Read more here (Charlotte Observer)
And here (Erbil Governorate)
For those that read Chinese (or have chrome translate capabilities), this is an article published from the International Dept. of the Central Committee of the Community Party of China. They referenced my article on Israel-Kurdistan relations.
Come join me for dinner and a presentation of Marooned in Iraq. I’ll be doing a discussion afterwards. More info on the flyer here.
Cited in a blog post on AIJAC.org.au (Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council). Worth a read. Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
The Middle East has been increasingly intolerant in recent decades of religious and ethnic minorities of all types – a reality driven in large part first by the rise of Arab Nationalism and more recently of Islamism. This includes not only Christians, but Yazidis, Kurds, Shi’ites in Sunni-majority regions and vice-versa, Druze, Alawis, Berbers and of course Jews. A lot of the relentless and even openly racist hostility to Israel across the region should be understood in this context.