4/16/20 Ramzy Baroud on Palestine, Coronavirus, and Joe Biden

Scott talks with Ramzy Baroud about the ongoing crisis for Palestinians in the West Bank, and in particular in the Gaza Strip, who face forced confinement and military occupation as parts of their daily lives. Baroud is reminded of the partial quarantine most Americans are facing today because of the coronavirus pandemic, and has been taking the opportunity to tell his story—and the stories of many like him—who spent their childhoods under a kind of quarantine as refugees. While sympathizing deeply with the hardships being faced all over the country, he and Scott hope that some Americans might come to see how inhumane life for the Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli occupiers is, given how strenuous this much smaller taste of quarantine can be.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Israeli Forces Demolish Emergency Coronavirus Clinic for Palestinians” (Palestine Chronicle)
  • Israel Settlers Spitting on Palestinian Cars Raises Concern Over Attempt to Spread Coronavirus (Middle East Monitor)
  • “‘They Spit When I Walked in the Street’: The ‘New Anti-Semitism’ in France” (The New York Times)
  • “Edward Said: Permission to Narrate” (Abagond)
  • “A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor, and ‘Dutch Candy’” (Common Dreams)
  • Killing Gaza
  • “A Terrifying Scenario: Coronavirus in ‘Quarantined’ Gaza” (Common Dreams)
  • “‘Zionist’ Biden in His Own Words: ‘My Name is Joe Biden, and Everybody Knows I Love Israel’” (Counterpunch)

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 and The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. His new book is These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons. Follow Ramzy on Twitter @RamzyBaroud and read his work at RamzyBaroud.net.

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