Scott Horton Interviews Max Blumenthal

Scott Horton, October 16, 2011

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Max Blumenthal, author of Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, discusses the “price tag” attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians, meant to extract a “price” when the Israeli government dares to defy the settlers’ wishes; why the state of Israel has no more respect for Israeli Arab property rights or religious expression than the settlers do; how Israel’s government allied with the Bedouin and Druze (and later betrayed them) to divide and conquer any resistance to land grabs; the reality of “land swap” deals – essentially the expulsion of 250,000 Palestinian citizens from Israel by redrawing the map around their homes; how the Shin Bet largely ignores Jewish terrorism but keeps a very watchful eye on peaceful Palestinian protesters; and why it’s about time to consider a normal democratic Israel instead of a Zionist colonial state in perpetual warfare, necessitating a propagandized population and mandatory military service.

MP3 here. (25:52)

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Huffington Post, Salon.com, Al Jazeera English and many other publications. He is a writing fellow for the Nation Institute. His book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller.

7 Responses to “Max Blumenthal”

  1. America gives Israel 3 billion $ a year in military aid.
    America used to give Israel 3 billion more in economic aid.
    America stood by Israel against her own interest in the region and the world.
    America vetoes UN resolutions that would punish Israel for her actions.
    America gave Israel respect and support even when they don't deserve it.
    America forgives Israel for the Lavon affair when Americans where blown to pieces in Egypt.
    America forgives Israel for the USS Liberty affair where Americans where blown to pieces in the Mediterranean Sea.
    America forgives Israel for the Johnatan Pollard affair when Israel sold US intelligence secrets to the USSR.
    America forgives Israel for passing secret military technology to China.
    I think America has the right to make a few demands on Israel.
    America DO NOT DEMAND Israel's sons and daughters to die for it's wars.
    America DO NOT DEMAND Israel help to pay for the US fiscal deficits with her tax money.
    America doesn't even demand to give her the money back from the past.
    America ONLY demands that Israel should obey international law, stop working against her interest and stop embarrassing her.

  2. Re; GWB. America demands nothing. It slavishly obeys the Israel Lobby.

  3. Max Blumenthal and Flynt Levrett within days of each other? SWEET

    Good thing blumenthal found a land line, his insight into israel is priceless

  4. You know, Dubya, it looks to me as if you've atoned for your evil presidency. Everything you've said about Israel–that criminal Zionist entity–is right on target.

  5. I agree. Both men are damn good.

  6. most incredible insight M Blumenthal was a class act

    please consider Jonathan Cook, Uri Avnery, Chris Hedges, Robert Fisk for your show

  7. oh yes, they are all great. I have asked for Fisk before; he is a fountain of knowledge. I wonder if it'd be hard for Scott to get him?

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