100 Years of Colonization of Palestine - Plus 2020 Gaza Flotilla

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Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Today we feature content from Law and Disorder:

The Hundred Years War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017

There has been a century of war on the Palestinians by Zionists whose goal was to establish a Jewish state on their land.

More than 100 years ago, a Zionist Congress meeting in Vienna sent a delegation of several rabbis to Palestine to report back on what they saw.

The rabbis telegraphed: The bride is beautiful but she is married to another man. That is to say, Palestine was already settled by Palestinians who have been there for centuries. Thus the project of the Zionists was to ethnically cleanse Palestine by any means necessary.

It has taken 100 years and six declarations of war and the settler colonial project of the Zionists has been largely successful, so far.

Three years ago President Donald Trump put his young son-in-law Jared Kushner in charge of American policy towards the Palestinians.

Without consulting them last month Trump announced what he called the deal of the century. The deal gave Israel large parts of the west bank of the Jordan River which embraced territory illegally conquered by Israel in the war they started in 1967 and where 600,000 Israelis have been settled since then.

The Palestinians were given several non-contiguous enclaves in the West Bank plus the Gaza Strip and told that those who were displaced in the 1947-48 War and the 1967 war could never come back to the land the Zionists claim was given to their ancestors by a God thousands of years ago. They were told they have four years to accept the offer.

Guest " Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University.

He is also the author of Under Siege: PLO Decision Making During the 1982 War, Brokers of Deceit: How the US Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East and recently The Hundred Years War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017.

In the second half we feature an interview about the 2020 Gaza Flotilla!


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