On Episode 9, Nora and Asa talk to As’ad AbuKhalil, legendary commentator on Middle East politics and the media.
He analyzes Israel’s election and prospects for justice for Palestinians.
We discuss what’s behind Israel’s recent attacks against Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.
We also talk about the solidification of the US-Israel-Saudi alliance, Saudi-Qatari sectarian agitation and the ongoing war on Yemen.
As’ad AbuKhalil is a professor of political science at California State University Stanislaus and writes a column called “The Angry Arab” for Consortium News.
Commenting on this week’s Israeli elections, As’ad told us that “The political spectrum of Israel has gone so far to the fascist right that this is basically a contest between racist, fascist right and a milder form of the racist, fascist right. There is no left in Israel.”
Plus, Asa gives us an update on the Labour Party’s revocation of his conference press pass.
Articles we discussed
- “‘Terrified’ Israel escalates attacks across region” – Ali Abunimah
- “A Gantz-led government will keep alive the peace process charade” – Omar Karmi
- Read EI’s coverage of the Labour Party revoking Asa Winstanley’s conference press pass.
- Sign the petition to Labour calling for Asa’s pass to be returned.
Image: As’ad AbuKhalil on Consortium News Live, 20 July 2019
Music: “Enough” by Maysa Daw
Production assistance by Sharif Zakout
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