An Israeli Arab Christian and Israeli-American couple launched a Middle East news show on February 2.
The show, called “Headlines with the Haddads,” features Israeli-Arab activist Yoseph Haddad and Social Lite Creative CEO Emily Schrader discussing the latest news in the Middle East while also playing off their real-life relationship; the two are engaged to be married later in 2022.
Their first episode features an interview with Ellie Cohanim, the former Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, and Haddad, who was originally born in Nazareth, criticizing Amnesty International’s February 1 report alleging that Israel engages in apartheid. Their second episode, which will air on February 16, will feature Jason Greenblatt, the former Middle East advisor to then-President Donald Trump.
New episodes will air on Wednesdays on Instagram and YouTube and will be around 20-30 minutes long.
“We see that the media often gives an incomplete picture of what’s happening in Israel, and additionally, many in the West don’t understand the impact of events in the region and how it affects them,” Schrader said in a statement. “It’s time to change that.”
Haddad also said in a statement: “It’s critical that we raise awareness about the entire Israeli society, which of course includes both Arab and Jews, and help present the broader picture of Israel in a better way. Who better to talk about these issues than an Israeli Arab like myself?”