Scott Horton Interviews Philip Weiss

Scott Horton, January 20, 2011

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Philip Weiss, investigative journalist and author of the blog MondoWeiss, discusses the mounting pressure on the US to refrain from vetoing a UN resolution critical of Israel’s illegal settlements (even J Street is on board); the glaring omission of George Mitchell from Obama’s new Mideast task force, which is full of establishment hacks and pro-Israel pundits; the continuing pretense that equal concessions must be made in a two-state solution, ignoring the reality of occupation and the vastly unequal parties involved; evidence that the US has lost all credibility as an “honest broker” as a rash of countries independently recognize the Palestinian state; how Noam Chomsky underestimates (or understates) the influence of the Israel lobby; and why a one-state solution is the only reasonable settlement, even though the subject remains verboten in polite society.

MP3 here. (18:05)

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.

8 Responses to “Philip Weiss”

  1. The LB seems to be confused about the authorship of the Wikileaks releases. The actual documents were reports within the military and the state department or , in the case of "collateral murder" within a US helicopter gun-sight camera. The lack of direct criticism of Israel in those documents is clearly due to the prejudices of the military and/or US administration. Releasing this material is not inherently pro Isarel and to the extent that the AIPAC influenced occupations are discredited it tends to be anti.
    I took a look at the link you provided. I'd say that, if for instance, some of the "Israeli Art Students seen dancing on the roof of a moving van watching the twin towers collapse" had decided to become "whistle blowers" and had turned over internal Mossad documents proving purchase of thermite etc. to Wikileaks and those had been supressed, you might have an arguement. Well then, did they turn them over to your "Truthseekers"?
    I could argue on but it's very unlikely I'd be understood. It's interesting to see that there are trolls on both sides of the AIPAC issue. Live and learn; I just recently discovered "anti-goyimism"; go figure.

    PS. My nomdecomment is Nationofbloodthirstysheep; it's odd that there'd be a limit of 20 characters on my freedom of expression avatar.

  2. Obama’s extraordinary offer of 20 F-35s and other military and diplomatic goodies to Netanyahu in exchange for a paltry 90 day partial freeze on settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank may no longer be on the table, but the context surrounding this offer as outlined in the video below — uncritical bipartisan Congressional support for Israel and the considerable influence pro-Israeli advisers such as Dennis Ross have on the president — remains in place.

    Obama’s Israel Policy: Speak softly and carry a very big carrot http://thepassionateattachment.com/

  3. See also "It’s the Occupation, Stupid" featuring, among others, Ron Paul, Michael Scheuer, Eric Margolis, Scott Horton, Glenn Greenwald, Paul Findley, Ilan Pappé, Osama bin Laden and George W. Bush…
    http://thepassionateattachment.com/2011/01/20/its

  4. Yo Maidhc,
    Just checked out your Argonium piece on Wikileaks. Quite a stretch of jumbled innuendo; do you actually think that because they revealed what various Arab puppet governments had reported back to Washington, somehow Wikileaks is a Mossad front? And do you belive that Wikeleaks is responsible for whatever spin the US coprorate media puts on the stories or even which ones they chose to release?
    It seems more likely that Wikileaks provides, or tries to provide, a channel for "Whistleblowers" to reveal the inner workings of our very corrupt world order. It's possible that the Israelis just guard their documents more effectively than the US Military.
    Maybe you and Legendary Bill should set up a liki-site for IDF and MOSSAD officers of conscience. You could call it "Jewikileaks", and when you get all the juicy details you could—–well you would have a hard time getting them published in the MSM– but you could give them to Glenn Greenwald or either Scott Horton or to Sibel Edmonds or Al Jazeera or at least have them as some kind of proof of something. Surely Julian Assange's marching orders from Tel Aviv must exist on a hard drive somewhere. Go gettem!
    Hey Scott,
    Do you read this drivel? I've been listening to your show faithfully for a couple of years. This is the first time I've ever checked out the comment department. Is this really what the rest of your audience is thinking? Yikes!

  5. The Israeli puppetmaster, NuttyYahoo, pulls the strings on everyone in the District of Corruption, with the exception of Ron Paul.

  6. When bashing Noam Chomsky this guy says "Oil companies weren't pushing for an invasion of iraq"

    Yes they were. And the large capital investment firms that had oil companies and military companies were pushing like crazy. Sure, a lot of the contracts went to Russia and China also, but that is a testament to how failed that whole project was/is, as a nation building project, military endeavor and economic plunder.

    Chomsky, while being a little too far left leaning for me, is spot on when it comes to palestine and israel. Dont fool yourself thinking the Israel Lobby is doing what they are doing out of "devotion" and love for israel. There are HUGE economic interests driving the entire project.

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