Ran HaCohen, author of the “Letter From Israel” column at Antiwar.com, discusses the fascist characteristics of the Israeli state, Obama’s generous concessions on settlements that weaken U.S. leverage, the narrowly defined news spectrum that dominates Israeli media, Gaza’s permanent status as an open air prison and the unlikely prospect of Egypt or Jordan helping Israel by administering Gaza and the West Bank.
MP3 here. (28:16)
Dr. Ran HaCohen was born in the Netherlands in 1964 and grew up in Israel. He has a B.A. in computer science, an M.A. in comparative literature, and a Ph.D. in Jewish studies. He is a university teacher in Israel. He also works as a literary translator (from German, English, and Dutch). HaCohen’s work has been published widely in Israel. “Letter From Israel” appears occasionally at Antiwar.com.