5/20/21 Jeremy Hammond on the Deliberate Perpetuation of Strife Between Israel and Palestine

5/20/21 Jeremy Hammond on the Deliberate Perpetuation of Strife Between Israel and Palestine

Scott interviews Jeremy Hammond about the real history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, focusing on the fact that, counter to the mainstream narrative, Israel has encouraged the rise of Hamas all along as a useful foil. Israel, Hammond explains, has never wanted a two-state solution, and when the PLO renounced terrorism and openly began supporting the idea of a two-state solution in the late 1980s, Hamas provided a convenient excuse for Israel to claim it couldn’t negotiate with the Palestinians at all. Hammond also refutes the claim that the Palestinians have repeatedly refused to negotiate peaceful settlements to the conflict, by going through all the supposed deals that they turned down.

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Jeremy R. Hammond is an independent journalist, political analyst, and author. He wrote Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, along with many other books. Follow him on Twitter @jeremyrhammond.

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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 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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