2/18/21 Phil Weiss on BDS, Biden and Israel’s Apartheid State

2/18/21 Phil Weiss on BDS, Biden and Israel’s Apartheid State

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)

Philip Weiss is the long-time editor of Mondoweiss.net. Follow him on Twitter @PhilWeiss.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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