Scott talks with Philip Weiss about Shireen Abu Akleh, the Palestinian-American journalist slain by Israeli soldiers back in May. Likely because of her profession, the media has taken an unusually honest look at the events leading up to Abu Akleh’s death. Though it was always clear that she was unjustifiably killed by an Israeli sniper, further investigations have only made the IDF look worse. Weiss details what we now know, and lays out how the Israeli and American governments have responded.
Discussed on the show:
- Enough Already by Scott Horton
- The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
- “Israelis justify killing of Shireen Abu Akleh — and Biden aides echo the talking points” (Mondoweiss)
- “Israel’s denial of accountability for Abu Akleh killing may require cutoff of aid — Leahy” (Mondoweiss)