8/31/20 Phil Weiss on Ultra-Pro-Israel Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

8/31/20 Phil Weiss on Ultra-Pro-Israel Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

Scott interviews Phil Weiss about the deplorable state of the Democratic Party when it comes to Israel policy. Weiss calls Joe Biden the most pro-Israel candidate of all time, which is somewhat ironic given that he’s running against the most pro-Israel president of all time in Donald Trump. Unlike in the Republican base, where support for Israel enjoys near universal popularity, Weiss says that among Democratic voters support for Israel is actually very controversial. Generally the more establishment wing of the party, represented by candidates like Biden and Harris, is staunchly in favor of Israel, while the younger, more radical voters view Israeli occupation of Palestine as nothing short of a new apartheid. The Party may be able to hang together long enough to defeat President Trump, but Weiss predicts a major clash over this issue in the near future. Weiss feels certain that whenever the party changes its stance on Israel, Harris will be right there pretending like she’s been on board the entire time.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Biden is most pro-Israel nominee ever” (Mondoweiss)
  • “Biden forces try to debunk story that he threatened to cut aid to Israel over settlements– 38 years ago” (Mondoweiss)
  • “The Democratic Party won’t be out-Israel’d this fall” (Mondoweiss)
  • “Munich (2005)” (IMDb)
  • “Jeffrey Epstein ‘Belonged to Intelligence’?” (WhoWhatWhy)

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

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Scott Horton

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 is the author of four books. He has conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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