Groundwork
Groundwork
Aug 3, 2021
Mixed Cities: Lod
Play • 30 min

In May, Lod was the epicenter of the worst inter-ethnic fighting between Israel's own citizens since 1948. There were shootings in the streets, neighbors attacking one another, lynching. In this episode we speak with Lod activists Rula Daood and Dror Rubin about the complicated history of Lod, what they think led to the interethnic violence in May, and what’s next.

The show is hosted by Sally Abed and Dina Kraft. We are powered by the New Israel Fund and The Alliance for Middle East Peace. Learn more about our show at Groundworkpodcast.com 

Rula Daood is a Palestinian citizen of Israel who lives in Lod. She’s the national co-director of Standing Together, a grassroots movement of Jewish and Palestinian Israelis. 

Dror Rubin is a Jewish Israeli and a community organizer.  He works at a joint Jewish-Arab community center in the mixed neighborhood of Ramat Eshkol, the epicenter of the recent clashes in the city. 

This episode was produced by Dina Kraft and Yoshi Fields. Edited by Yoshi Fields. Scoring by Joel Shupack. Theme music by System Ali. Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions. 

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