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9/27/19 Sheldon Richman on His New Book, ‘Coming to Palestine’

9/27/19 Sheldon Richman on His New Book, ‘Coming to Palestine’

Scott interviews Sheldon Richman about his new book, a collection of essays on the history of Israel and Palestine. He explains that almost everything we’ve heard about the official narrative of the founding of Israel is wrong—far from a country of peaceful Jews constantly under threat of being pushed into the sea by a bunch of hateful Arabs, Richman says the Israelis continues to exist only by occupation, colonization, and removal of Palestinians from land that their families have occupied for years. Richman addresses another popular point of argument, which is the biblical justification for the Jewish right of return to the land. Even if you’re a fan of that argument, he says, the non-Jews in the Middle East probably have a better claim to the land than Jews who live in Europe and America, since today’s Middle Easterners are the ones that are actually descended from the Jews who were kicked out by the Romans 2000 years ago. Richman’s book is the place to go to understand this history and many other arguments around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of the Libertarian Institute and the author of America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited. Follow him on Twitter @SheldonRichman.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from 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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