Ramzy Baroud comes back on the show to talk about the continuing injustice suffered by the Palestinian people at the hands of the Israeli government. The death toll of protestors shot by Israeli gunmen is now over 200, with thousands more wounded. Many Americans look at the situation and think that Israel has every right to defend its border. But Baroud explains that that’s not how we should be thinking about it—Israel is basically laying siege these people, controlling their movements along with everything that comes in and out of their territory. If it were as simple as Israel defending their own border, Baroud asks, why do so many American Jews support the Palestinians and oppose Israel?
Discussed on the show:
- “Why Is Israel Afraid of Khalida Jarrar?” (Counterpunch)
- Attica Prison riot
- Israeli nation-state law
- “Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlement listings” (BBC)
- “In first, UK university divests from firms supplying Israel army” (Middle East Monitor)
- Ehud Barak
- “The Israel Lobby in the U.S.” (YouTube)
- The Jewish Home
Ramzy Baroud is a US-Arab journalist and is the editor-in-chief of the Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of My Father Was A Freedom Fighter: The Untold Story of Gaza. His new book is The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. Follow Ramzy on Twitter @RamzyBaroud and read his work at RamzyBaroud.net.
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