In this interview with Press TV, I explain why Trump moving the US embassy to Jerusalem actually presents an opportunity to move forward toward a just peace, why US policy is so overtly prejudicial toward Palestinians rights, and what the major obstacles are that remain to be overcome.
Despite my having explained the truth to them, Press TV misinforms its audience that the status of East Jerusalem under international law is “controversial” (it’s not) and that the goal of the so-called “peace process” was to realize the two-state solution (it wasn’t).
In “Palestine’s Horizon: Toward a Just Peace”, Richard Falk emphasizes the present need “to take stock, and reformulate a vision and strategy to guide the Palestinian struggle”. The book is an invaluable contribution precisely because it goes so far in doing just that.
The New York Times claims that, until the demonstrations began in Gaza last month, Hamas had been firing “a fairly steady tempo” of rockets at Israel. In fact, it had been firing none.
The New York Times initially blamed the Palestinians for the outbreak of violence that left Gazans dead and wounded on March 30. A subsequent Times editorial tacitly acknowledges that initial report was Israeli propaganda masquerading as journalism.
The calculation of Israeli policymakers is that they must forcibly repress any form of resistance to their occupation regime, including non-violent resistance like protests.
There is a strong tendency among Palestinian supporters to equate the two-state solution with the goal of the US-led so-called “peace process”. This is a fundamental error with important strategic consequences in terms of achieving an end to Israel’s occupation regime.
You’ll learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict listening to this one interview than you would in a lifetime of consuming information about it from the US mainstream media. If you want to truly understand this issue, this is a must-listen discussion.
Zionist Jack Sigman attacks me and my writings on Palestine, but his arguments serve only to reveal his own racist rejection of Palestinians’ rights and willful ignorance of the facts.
The American Jewish Congress claims to respect Palestinians’ rights while lauding the means by which Israel was created: the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.