By Diego Ramos and Max Jones / ScheerPost Staff Writers
On this episode of Journalists for Sale, co-hosts Max Jones and Diego Ramos talk to Jessica Buxbaum, the American-Israeli journalist who covers Israel and Palestine for MintPress News and has also been featured in a number of other outlets including the Middle East Eye, The New Arab, The National, Al Jazeera and Mondoweiss. Based in Jerusalem, Jessica tells Jones and Ramos about her experience living in the region for the past month and dives into her recent pieces which focus on the leaked Israeli government document planning the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians as well as other prominent issues within Israel including the plans to build a third temple at Al Aqsa and the spin off effects of Israel’s highly advanced surveillance apparatus.
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Max Jones is a staff writer and video producer for ScheerPost. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, where he studied communications and screenwriting, he is following his post-USC plans to be an independent filmmaker and screenwriter, and a journalist at ScheerPost. He has covered various topics in both his web show Journalists for Sale and writing, focusing most heavily on issues of free speech, information warfare, and foreign policy.
Diego Ramos, ScheerPost managing editor and New York bureau chief, is a journalist from Queens, NY. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He has previously worked at BuzzFeed News and was managing editor of Annenberg News at USC. He’s covered and researched myriad topics including war, politics, psychedelic research and sports.