Benjamin Ladraa tells his story of walking from Sweden to Palestine, a journey of over 3,000 miles, to raise awareness for the conditions of the Palestinian living under Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank. He describes children as young as 12 being arrested and interrogated, as well as families who are afraid to leave their homes all at once, knowing that they could be occupied by Israeli settlers when they get home. As always, Scott reminds us that the Israeli government couldn’t get away with this if it weren’t for American support, which has transcended party lines and remained more or less unchanged throughout each presidential administration.
Discussed on the show:
- “Walk to Palestine: Activist walking 5,000km” (Al Jazeera)
- USS Liberty incident
- “Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see” (The Electronic Intifada)
- Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010
Benjamin Ladraa is a Swedish human rights activist. Follow his project on Facebook.
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