Phil Weiss is back to discuss Israel, beginning with the observation us that now that the two-state solution is essentially off the table for good, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that Israel is an apartheid state that has enshrined in law its subjugation of the Palestinians. Part of this growth in Israel’s boldness can be lain at the feet of Donald Trump, who was unusually loyal to Israel, even by the standards of American politics. But Weiss doesn’t expect much in America’s Israel policy to change under President Biden, who has long been known as one of Israel’s best friends in Washington. Whatever Biden’s personal feelings about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s lobby simply wields too much power in domestic politics for one president to change the whole system.
Discussed on the show:
- Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
- “Arkansas’ anti-BDS law violates the First Amendment, says court” (Mondoweiss)
- “Israeli Jewish ‘leftists’ will vote for far-right Sa’ar to oust Netanyahu” (Mondoweiss)
- “Pressure mounts on State Dep’t: If Navalny deserves support, why not Issa Amro?” (Mondoweiss)
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