University of Toronto professor Greg Shupak joins Scott to discuss his article “Slapping An Israeli Soldier More Newsworthy Than Shooting A Palestinian Child In The Face.” Shupak details the events that led up to Ahed Tamimi’s arrest after her cousin was shot in the face with a rubber bullet by an Israeli soldier. Shupak then describes the treatment of Palestinians in Israeli military prisons, where torture of children is well-documented and 16-year-olds are tried as adults. Shupak then describes the outline of his newest book, “The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and the Media.” Finally Shupak and Scott discuss Israel’s role in the rise of Hamas and how Palestinian political parties have been regularly coopted by Israel and the United States.
Greg Shupak is a professor of media studies at the University of Guelph in Toronto. He writes at FAIR.org and Jacobin. His books is The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and the Media. Follow him on Twitter @GregShupak.
Discussed on the show:
- The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and the Media, by Greg Shupak (OR Books)
- Ahed Tamimi
- “Most Palestinian Minors Arrested by Israel Claim Physical Violence During Detention” (Haaretz)
- “Israel Secretly Probed Whether Family Members of Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Are Non-related ‘Light-skinned’ Actors” (Haaretz)
- Balfour Declaration
- “Israel Tortures Palestinian Children, Amnesty Report Says” (Haaretz)
- “Children in Israeli Military Detention” (UNICEF)
- Palestinian National Authority
- “How Israel helped create Hamas” (Washington Post)
- “The Gaza Bomb Shell,” by David Rose (Vanity Fair)
- Oslo Accords
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