This edition of Salaam Shalom: Report on Palestine/Israel features journalist and author Max Blumenthal, speaking at a December 4 event hosted by the New America Foundation, one of the most influential think tanks in Washington, D.C. Blumenthal’s remarks were based on his latest book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, which presents an unflinching portrait of an Israeli society dedicated to the ongoing occupation, ethnic cleansing and colonization of Palestine. Blumenthal also discusses the rise of racist and authoritarian right-wing parties in Israel.
The New America Foundation was harshly criticized by some pro-Israel individuals for inviting Blumenthal to speak. VTJP commends the Foundation for opening its doors to this brave journalist, and, by doing so, broadening the scope of political discussion about Israel’s racist policies and crimes.
Special thanks to Danny Weiss, our technical producer, and Jamie Brooks, VTJP webmaster (vtjp.org).