Scott talks with Israeli journalist Meron Rapoport about Netanyahu’s policy to prop up Hamas and the broader political ramifications of the current escalation. They begin by working through the history of the Israeli strategy to keep Hamas in power in an attempt to discredit the Palestinian Authority and pro-Palestinian advocates more broadly. Scott then asks Rapoport about the current geopolitical dynamic in the region and the political dynamic within Israel after the attacks. They end with some predictions about the impending invasion and the fate of Netanyahu.
Discussed on the show:
- “The End of the Netanyahu Doctrine” (Responsible Statecraft)
- “Israeli Right: Keep Hamas In Power” (Lobeblog)
- Scott’s Twitter Thread: The Israeli Regime Likes It This Way Starter Pack
Meron Rapoport is an investigative journalist and an editor at Local Call.
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