Dec 17 2014

Max Blumenthal Reports on Israel’s Occupation, the Devastated-Wreaked Gaza and US’s Responsibility

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A Jordanian backed UN Security Council resolution today called for an end to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. Jordan is currently serving on the Security Council. Predictably US Secretary of State John Kerry indicated the US would veto the resolution. But momentum is mounting world wide. A day earlier Kerry had met with Palestinian officials in London eager to lay the foundation of a Palestinian state. On the same day, the European Parliament voted resoundingly to recognise a Palestinian state. Nearly 500 Parliamentarians voted in favor of it, with only 88 voting against it. The vote is of course symbolic. Meanwhile clashes continue in the West Bank with Israeli soldiers killing a Palestinian man last night, prompting President Mahmoud Abbas to call for an end to, “Israeli crimes against unarmed Palestinians.”

In October Max Blumenthal gave a lecture at the Lannan Foundation, where he was introduced by Amy Goodman. During his speech, Max laid out the extent of the devastation that Israel wrought during its 51 day war this past summer in Gaza – he had traveled there to witness the impact of the war.

GUEST: Max Blumenthal, an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. His articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, Electronic Intifada, Salon.com, Al-Jazeera English and many other publications. He is a writing fellow for the Nation Institute and blogs at Al Akhbar English. His book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, became a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. In the past year his new book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, took on the crisis in the occupied territories.

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