In episode 14 of The Electronic Intifada Podcast, Nora and Asa welcome back As’ad AbuKhalil to the show.
AbuKhalil, a professor of political science at California State University Stanislaus and a commentator on Middle East politics, discusses the aftermath of the assassinations of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of Iraqi militias that were instrumental in the defeat of the Islamic State.
AbuKhalil analyzes Israel’s role not just in the assassinations, ordered by US President Donald Trump, but in expanding wars across the region.
“Every regional conflict, and every internal conflict in the region, Israel is always involved and always on the worst side,” says As’ad AbuKhalil.
“When Israel downplays its role, it’s insulting the intelligence of anybody who knows anything about the Middle East,” he adds.
- “Why Trump is escalating the US-Israeli war on Iran” – Ali Abunimah
- “Hollow strategies from hollow men” – Omar Karmi
Photo: A Palestinian holds a flyer at the mourning service for Qasem Soleimani in Gaza City on 4 January. (Ashraf Amra/APA Images)
Production assistance by Sharif Zakout
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