Chris Hedges and Ilan Pappe: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 7, 2021

On the show Chris Hedges discusses the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with Professor Ilan Pappe.

The Biden administration has turned its back on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, always more political theater than an honest effort by the United States to broker an equitable agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

This means the brutal military occupation in the West Bank and East Jerusalem will continue. The 15-year siege in Gaza, which includes frequent Israeli bombardments that have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian noncombatants, will continue. It means the Palestinian diaspora will not be permitted to return, the Israeli seizure of Palestinian land and bulldozing of Palestinian homes will expand, the U.S. Embassy, moved by Donald Trump to Jerusalem in violation of international law, will remain in the city.

The United States will continue to provide a staggering $4 billion in military aid a year to Israel, part of the some $85 billion in U.S. military aid provided to Israeli since its founding. The Jewish settlements on Palestinian land will expand and the apartheid Israeli state, now led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who has called on Israelis to be willing to sacrifice their lives to annex the occupied West Bank into Israel, will treat the Israeli Arabs living inside its borders as second and third class citizens.

Israel, in short, will methodically roll forward with what the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem calls “a regime of Jewish supremacy,” a project, the Israeli historian Ilan Pappe writes, that has been the cornerstone of Israeli policy since the state was founded in 1948.

Professor Ilan Pappe, teaches at the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and is the director of the university’s European Center for Palestine Studies. He is the author of a dozen books including The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, The Modern Middle East, A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples, Britain and the Arab-Israeli Conflict and his latest, The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories.

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Fictitious Ideas of Empire and Western Civilization

Why the Ruins of a Little Village Called Lifta Still Matter, by Kenn Orphan

Defending the Shame of Apartheid, by Kenn Orphan

Abby Martin and Miko Peled: Disturbing Truth About Israel’s New Government

Chris Hedges, Max Blumenthall and Dan Cohen: Killing Gaza: A New Documentary on Palestinians Under Siege

The Spotlight on Israeli Apartheid Must Not Fade, by Kenn Orphan

Chris Hedges: Why American Liberals Refuse To Speak Out About The Crimes The Israeli Apartheid State Carries Out

3 thoughts on “Chris Hedges and Ilan Pappe: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

  1. I think it’s high time the US of A offered some military aid to China.
    After all, the Chinese only have a handful of international military bases, while the US MIC has over 900 spread across our besieged planet.
    C’mon you shy psychos, let the largesse begin.

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