Monday, June 28, 2010

Interview with Charles Glass

Kourosh Ziabari: Charles Glass is an American political journalist, author and broadcaster specializing in the Middle East affairs. From 1983 to 1993, he was the chief Middle East correspondent of the ABC News. His articles and commentaries have appeared on The Independent, Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Harper’s Magazine. In 1976, he was granted the Overseas Press Club Award for his radio reporting of the death of Palestinians at the Beirut refugee camp at Tel el Zaatar. In 1986, Glass interviewed the hostage crew of TWA flight 847 on the tarmac of Beirut Airport. He broke the news that the hijackers had removed the hostages from the plane and hidden them in the suburbs of Beirut, causing the Reagan Administration to abort a rescue attempt. In his recent book the “Americans in Paris”, Charles Glass has retold the true story of the thousands of American who stayed in Paris during the Nazi occupation.

Glass took part in an interview with Daily News Corner to discuss the recent developments in the Middle East including the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the prospect of Iran’s nuclear standoff and the role of United States in the current state of affairs in the region.

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