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7/2/21 Phil Weiss on Israel’s Declining Influence in American Liberal Politics

7/2/21 Phil Weiss on Israel’s Declining Influence in American Liberal Politics

Phil Weiss comes back on the show to talk about Israel-Palestine. Now that Netanyahu has been ousted, Weiss is hopeful about the Biden administration’s ability to work with Israel’s new coalition government on issues like settlements and the Iran nuclear deal. Although Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, is possibly even further to the right than Netanyahu, he is working closely with centrist Yair Lapid and, for the first time ever, with an Arab party in the Knesset. Weiss is also optimistic about the international community: the Israelis have gone too far, he thinks, in “establishing facts on the ground”—in other words, everyone can see that the two-state solution is dead, and the Israeli government is nakedly presiding over an apartheid regime.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Israel is ‘considerably weakened’ — as BDS finds a home in the Democratic Party” (Mondoweiss)
  • “Biden won’t make Obama’s mistake — so there will be ‘no daylight’ between U.S. and Israel” (Mondoweiss)
  • “Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution” (Human Rights Watch)

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

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