Philip Weiss, investigative journalist and author of the blog MondoWeiss, discusses how Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu consolidated his political support and avoided early elections; why the centrist Kadima Party’s inclusion in Netanyahu’s coalition could make war with Iran more likely; how liberal Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz coordinated the sycophantic standing ovations during Netanyahu’s speech to Congress; President Obama’s inability to make tough decisions in the face of adversity; Pat Buchanan’s contrary take on WWII, The Unnecessary War; a simple visual of life as a Palestinian in an open-air prison; and why the peaceful protests in the Occupied Territories fail to garner any press coverage.
Philip Weiss, investigative journalist and author of the blog MondoWeiss, discusses the small, secret Gaza aid flotilla that was thwarted by Israeli warships; why Israel’s four year blockade of Gaza amounts to state terrorism against a civilian population; comparing the US response to Operation Cast Lead (in which over 1000 Palestinians were killed) and the allegedly forthcoming massacre of Libyan rebels in Benghazi; how aid flotillas succeed at grabbing international attention and further isolating the US diplomatically, even when they fail to deliver cargo; how Palestinian membership in UNESCO has forced the US to choose between protecting American corporations and coddling Israel; and why Americans still aren’t well informed about Israel/Palestine issues.
Philip Weiss, investigative journalist and author of the blog MondoWeiss, discusses surviving as an alternative media outlet since the internet revolutionized the form and revenue streams became scarce; the US State Department’s long history of supporting Israel’s right to “defend herself” against unarmed American peace activists, from Rachel Corrie to Furkan Dogan; the hypothetical tipping point where American Jews will no longer support Israel; and the outdated and racist (in practice) Zionist idea of a Jewish nation.
Philip Weiss, investigative journalist and author of the blog MondoWeiss, discusses the mounting pressure on the US to refrain from vetoing a UN resolution critical of Israelâ€™s illegal settlements (even J Street is on board); the glaring omission of George Mitchell from Obamaâ€™s new Mideast task force, which is full of establishment hacks and pro-Israel pundits; the continuing pretense that equal concessions must be made in a two-state solution, ignoring the reality of occupation and the vastly unequal parties involved; evidence that the US has lost all credibility as an â€œhonest brokerâ€ as a rash of countries independently recognize the Palestinian state; how Noam Chomsky underestimates (or understates) the influence of the Israel lobby; and why a one-state solution is the only reasonable settlement, even though the subject remains verboten in polite society.
Philip Weiss, investigative journalist and author of the blog MondoWeiss, discusses the group of Israeli Rabbis advocating against leasing property to non-Jews (including Israeli Arab citizens); the end of the halfhearted US push for a West Bank settlement freeze; why the US canâ€™t be an honest Israeli/Palestinian broker while Dennis Ross is more influential than George Mitchell; and why US Mideast policy wonâ€™t change while pro-Zionist American Jews remain empowered, outspoken and free from media scrutiny.
Philip Weiss, author of the blog MondoWeiss, discusses the role of the Israeli government and the neoconservative movement in lying the American people into war in Iraq, the woeful dishonesty of the American media on all issues related to the occupations of the West Bank and Gaza strip, the pathetic belly crawling of â€œa$%-kissing little chicken-sh*tâ€ Gen. David Petraeus before the feet of his neocon masters as he accidentally revealed to an anti-neocon activist with a careless email forward, signs of progress in Americansâ€™ view of Israel issues as well as those of the elites.
Investigative journalist Philip Weiss discusses the isolation of neoconservatives due to Israelâ€™s bad behavior, Senator Charles Schumerâ€™s odd justification for the Gaza blockade, why Hamas can and should be negotiated with.
Jason Ditz, Pierre Tristam and Philip Weiss 9am-Noon Pacific, 12-3 Eastern at http://lrn.fm/
Investigative journalist Philip Weiss discusses the recent diplomatic dustup that exposed AIPACâ€™s primary allegiance to the Israeli government, the limited timetable for reversing land theft before the change is permanent, the conflict between Israeli ethnic chauvinism and deep-rooted US Jewish liberalism, the essentially racist and expansionist core of Zionism and Obamaâ€™s apparent offer of unity with Israel on Iran in exchange for a settlement freeze.
Investigative journalist Philip Weiss discusses Netanyahuâ€™s right-wing biblical rhetoric in response to Obamaâ€™s groundbreaking Cairo speech, the U.S. mediaâ€™s long-awaited questioning of Israeli settlements, Israelâ€™s accelerating departure from Western values and the sub-human living conditions forced on Gaza residents.
Investigative journalist Philip Weiss discusses all the implications of the Jane Harman wiretap story the MSM hasnâ€™t run with yet, the evidence of Israeli attempts to dominate U.S. policy decisions on Iran to start a war, the J Street lobbyâ€™s moderating influence and how Israeli leaders are oblivious of the political re-evaluation of Israel by American Jews.
Philip Weiss, syndicated columnist, author of the blog MondoWeiss and the book American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps, discusses the touchy subject of the Israel Lobby and Jewish power in American politics, the difficulty Americans face in criticizing Israel due to the smear of â€œantisemitism,â€ the centrality of Israel policy to the neoconservatives, majority Jewish-American support for the takeover of Jerusalem, Barack Obamaâ€™s pandering to the Lobby, the relative peace position of the Olmert government compared to the U.S. War Party, the Lobby-Christian Zionist alliance, the brutality of Israeli settlers in the West Bank, the cause of the media blackout on the occupation, the new J-Street lobby and Israelâ€™s conflict with Iran.