Israel’s banning of two Congresswomen, two Muslim women of color, because of their support for the Boycott, Divestment Sanctions movement, was just the latest in an ongoing series of political firestorms involving the relationship between Israel and the United States, and the power that Israel and the Israeli lobby exert on U.S. laws, including free speech. Earlier this year, hundreds of activists and scholars meeting at the National Press Club boldly confronted these same issues. We feature a key address at that gathering by Professor Walter L. Hixson, author of the meticulously researched new book, Israel’s Armor: The Role of the Israel Lobby in the History of the Palestine Conflict. Rebroadcast with updates.
WE NEED YOU! If you enjoy our grassroots news show, which we provide free online, on podcast and on Pacifica stations and affiliates, please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. You can also give a one-time donation on PayPal. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people’s voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media!