Political Zionism: The US Connection

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Fri, 04/26/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Today on One Land Many Voices we present a special program from Guns and Butter, featuring a talk by Alison Weir.

From a speech by Alison Weir: "100 Years of Pro-Israel Activism and Trump's Muslim Ban: How a Special Interest Lobby Enabled the Colonization of Palestine and Influences Policies Today". Alison Weir discusses her involvement in Palestine/Israel issues; her trips to the West Bank and Gaza; the long history of the creation of Israel; a secret Zionist society operating in the US: The Parushim; history of the Balfour Declaration, A Gentleman's Agreement; the Irgun and Stern Gangs; the 1939 American Zionist Emergency Council, precursor to AIPAC; famous foreign correspondent, Dorothy Thompson, erased from history; a policy coup in the US by Wolfowitz and PNAC; the 1996 "Clean Break, A New Strategy for Securing the Realm"; the Oded Yinon "Strategy for Israel in the 1980s"; Moshe Sharetts personal diaries; the roots of Trump's Executive Order Muslim Ban.