Philip Weiss


Investigative journalist Philip Weiss discusses the recent diplomatic dustup that exposed AIPAC’s primary allegiance to the Israeli government, the limited timetable for reversing land theft before the change is permanent, the conflict between Israeli ethnic chauvinism and deep-rooted US Jewish liberalism, the essentially racist and expansionist core of Zionism and Obama’s apparent offer of unity with Israel on Iran in exchange for a settlement freeze.

MP3 here. (44:17)

Philip Weiss is an investigative journalist who has written for The Nation, New York Times Magazine, The American Conservative, Jewish World Review and other publications. He is the author of American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps and writes the blog “Mondoweiss.”

29 thoughts on “Philip Weiss”

    1. Of course the Jews are not white. They have built their entire group identity on opposing and destroying what is "White". Philip Weiss is merely using the most rabid term of hatred and contempt that his Jewish mind knows in order to attack Israel, and only because this is how Jews deal with themselves when they differ. The "White supremacy" label only has relevance to Jews. For Whites, this entire conversation is a meaningless, cacophonous babble.

    2. Yes. In fact somewhere in the old testament there's a story about some Arab king that was infatuated with the Jewish women because they had fair hair and skin. I don't remember where; but I read it.

      1. err guys the whole brainwashing the zionists have successfully implemented (derived from Hitlers twisted logic) is that jews are a race or a blood type, THIS IS FALSE, judaism is a religion NOT a race, a mere thirty seconds of logical thinking should clarify this in your minds. EG im a muslim in religion by my blood is iranian, then you have arab muslims, chinese muslims etc, todays jews are majority european (white if you like) and the ones from the middle east are arab jews….this is the critical propaganda line for the zionists to justify (if you can ) the exisitence of this illegal state. If you do not believe me then i ask 'Before Moses came with the 10 comandments WHAT race were the jews ? ??' You would not have an answer to this. (remember religion is not a blood type or a genetic)

    3. Some are White (Eastern European Jews) and some aren't (Israeli, Ethiopian, etc.). I believe there is a difference between the nationality and ethnicity of Jews. Just like the Whites in S. Africa, does that make them African? Or the Europens that moved to S. America, does that make them Latin? Just my two cents!

  1. A good, wide-ranging interview. Weiss is at his trenchant, yet humorous best.

    American Jews of goodwill recognize Israel for what it is, an evil, oppressive, Zionist regime.

    The best thing the U.S. could do, diplomatically speaking, would be to cut Israel from America’s apron strings. In one fell swoop, we’d tell the world that Israeli domination of America has ended. The world–not to mention the Middle East!–would be stunned.

  2. The one-state solution–if the Palestinians do not get their own state and Israel continues to absorb the West Bank and Gaza, the Palestinians will demand one man-one vote and continue to breed until the Jews are choked out of the "Holy Land" demographically and politically. On the other hand, if the Palestinians get their own state, it will be a thorn in Israel's side along with the Arab citizens of Israel, all still breeding like whatever. On the third hand (!), the Israelis might pull a holocaust on the Palestinians, but with the browning of America and much of Europe, this might be infeasible, lacking American support especially. What's a Jew to do?

  3. Well, it’s all according to what you call a “Jew.” There are two distinct, racially derived”branches” of Judaism, Ashkenazim, and Sephardism.

    The Sephardic Jews are of true Semitic origins, as their ancestors travelled the North African and upper Mediterranean coastlines into the Euro-Christian domain.

    On the other hand, Ashkenazi Judaism does not have a direct genetic link to any Palestinian bloodline. This is best displayed by the fact that most Ashkenazi Jews do not speak — as their common language of culture — a Semitic tongue, but instead have historically spoken Yiddish … which is in no way of Semitic origin.

    Check out Aurther Koestler’s “The 13th Tribe.” This Jewish author quite effectively reveals where the 13th tribe of Khazaria had established its “Jewish” nation.

    And yes, Ashkenazi Jews are about as Caucasian as your average East-Euro or Russian Christian.


  4. Great interview Philip is attempting a rational debate and that must be done within the Jewish community. Gilad Atzmon [, is another harsh critic of Zionism and where it is taking Israel & the Jewish people. This should properly be an internal debate except that the US in particular but also Canada, Australia and much of Europe have been dragged into the process – or our "leaders" have allowed us to be dragged into this process.
    The Reality is that Zionism, is not Judaism, the Zionists may want to have claim total identity, but that is a nonsense.
    Scott – you mentioned Daniels Elsberg quoting Mordechai Vanunu – that Israel had produced more than 600 nuclear devices – NOW, ask yourself – where are all of those devices (or even the 200 that more conservative estimates quote) – who has the motivation and capacity, to spread them all around the world and trigger a nuke – dirty or otherwise – when they believe it to be strategically to their advantage or to punish anyone who fails to toe the Zionist line? Is that paranoia or realistic?? Maybe you should ask Daniel?

    1. However the majority come from Europe and the United States. The countries you mention represent a vastly small minority and as to the Jews in Ethiopia; the majority of them are Samaritans and not recognized by Israel. In any case the majority of Jews are Caucasian/White.
      In checking Wikipedia on India; barely a handful.

  5. The Military KNOWS Israel did 911
    Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a writer and consultant specializing in national and international security affairs. In December 1988, he received the Superior Civilian Service Award after more than five years of service at the U.S. Army War College as Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, and holder of the General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research…
    Dr. Alan Sabrosky, comes on board along with co-host Phil Tourney to discuss Dr. Sabrosky’s most recent article “The Dark Face Of Jewish Nationalism”.
    approx 47 min. audio
    if you don't have much time then just forward the the 29 min. mark and listen.

  6. It would seem there is no moral difference between the ethnic cleansing of native Americans and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians — or current abuses against Palestinians and abuses against Jews in Warsaw in the first half of the 20th Century. The question is one of scale and the degree of barbarism employed to achieve expansion. Applying the Israeli argument in the latter situation, the Germans were well within their rights to expand their living space (lebenstraum) by supplanting Jews with German settlers. The fact that apologists for Israeli policy are seeking to sanitize illegal and morally repugnant actions by appeals to the ugliest side of human nature and human history in quite instructive.

    One key difference is the UN Charter which explicitly prohibits territorial expansion by force. "No territorial acquisition or special advantage resulting from aggression is or shall be recognized as lawful."

  7. The Palestinians need to pack up and move. Israel is just going to wipe out the Palestinian people eventually and no one will stop them. The Israeli government may not try to take land again from their neighbors, but I wouldn't count on it, so the Palestinians should move to someplace like the mid-western states here in the US, maybe Canada.

    What's so sickening about the defenders of illegal settlements is: using ancient fairy tales as an excuse for greed and racism. It's just disgusting. They could at least admit it's greed and narcissism; it's not like anyone will stop the Israeli land-grab anyway.

    You could draw a flow chart showing the connection between the Israel-Palestine conflict, terrorism founded in the middle east using that conflict as a justification for killing people, and Americans dying from terrorism, and many Americans still wouldn't get it or admit it. Willful ignorance of a glaring problem that our nation will not fix.

  8. Scott. As for the extremists (be it nazi or zionist), never mind them they are not representative for your audience. For every 1 extremist comment there is hundreds listeners that do not comment.

    Furthermore these are not real ideological nazis or zionists but rather ignorant teens that have found a cause and group to identify themselves with. Ideological extremists don't waste time bickering on youtube and blog comments.

    As for me, I just avoid internet-debates since participating in them is like diving in a sea of urine. Nothing good can come out of it, and you feel dirty afterwards.

  9. israeleez(not Jew arabs living under Shairaa) must packup and leave cause khalifah Aaed & Jesus PUTH will make sure that Umar Empire is Adl SET.

  10. It is the the human condition to try to dominate other humans. And it seems, they more the group has been dominated, the more they look for another group they can impose their will on. The Israelis have found theirs and it won’t change.

  11. For liberals of any stripe, racism is like profiting from the stock market – it's only a problem when other people do it.

  12. Jews are white like arabs. Yes. They are of the Shem white race that include not only jews but arabs, and Europeans. According to the Torah the original dust sand colored singular race had to be wiped out in the flood by G-d after only 1500 yrs who created a New World Order with Noahs three sons and wifes who because the Shem, Japheth and Ham races aka as European white caucasoid, Asian red yellow mongoloid and African black negroid races.

  13. I see very little precious advantages to a democracy . If there should happend to be a Palestinian State , I suppose all Jews would have to leave . I dont think we could get the Palestinians that live in Israel to leave voluntarely . Why do you suppose that is ? . Yet all Jews would most likely flee the new Palestinian State imediately ? why do you suppose that is ? President Bush is the one that thought democracy was so great , President Obama says he is willing to work with anyone for peace . Maybe we should empower are best educated with 10 votes per man . and our least capable with ten men per vote . Maybe to be elected Senator we should administer a test who ever has the most answers right should be senator . Now with our elections we administer a test of whoever can lie with the straightest face the best gets to be our representitive in washington .

  14. I was disappointed in Scott with this interview. Sounded like an apologist. A zionist is someone who believes Israel has a right to exist? Calling ethnic cleansing a property rights issue? He all of a sudden turns simple when it comes to Israel.

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