Sunday, August 13, 2017

Most US Jews oppose Israel's crimes (audio)

Scott Horton (; Pfc. Sandoval, Sheldon S., P. Macpherson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Now I get it, Bibi. You were groomed by our CIA. You work for US. - You got it. Send Jared.
Today Scott Horton had on a guest who explained how Israel continues to commit crimes and atrocities against Palestinians without Americans much noticing or caring. Horton pointed out that most Jews in the U.S. oppose Israel's mistreatment and oppression of non-Jews in Palestine/Israel.
Scott Horton is host of Antiwar Radio for Pacifica, (90.7 FM, Sundays 8:30 am) in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 FM in Riverside, managing director of The Libertarian Institute, podcasts the "Scott Horton Show" from, and is opinion editor of Horton has conducted more than 4,000 interviews since 2003. He is a fan of but has no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna
Discussed on previous show:
"Another Jew supporting divestment" (
Director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights Josh Ruebner, author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace, joins the show to discuss his latest article “New U.S. bill would punish settlement boycotters.”

Ruebner explains how the act would criminalize U.S. corporations and individuals for supporting or furthering the impact of a boycott-divest-sanction (BDS) movement against Israel. 

Despite obvious major free speech restrictions the bill has support from both Democrats and Republicans, many of whom are already backing off their commitment to the bill.

What’s really disturbing about the bill according to Ruebner is that companies could be criminalized even if their business decisions had the effect, but not intent, of furthering a boycott of Israel. Beyond that, if the bill became law, Attorney General Sessions would have the power to jail someone ostensibly for their political beliefs.

Jews oppose Israel's war on civilians (Estee Chandler, Middle East in Focus, KPFK)
Ruebner explains how the bill has already created blowback against AIPAC and Israel: Constituents are pressing members of Congress on this issue for the first time and the progressive wing of the Democratic party is feeling more emboldened to speak out in support of the Palestinians, making it clear that the base of democratic voters no longer on board with Israeli policy of the past.

Finally, Ruebner discusses the necessary conditions for a political solution between Israel and Palestine and how the BDS movement has successfully convinced companies to divest from Israel.

Josh Ruebner is the director of the U.S. campaign for Palestinian Rights. He is the author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace and the upcoming book Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State? Follow Ruebner on Twitter @joshruebner.
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