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Moderate Rebels

Dec 14, 2017

Moderate Rebels episode 11 - Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton are joined by journalist Ali Abunimah to discuss Trump's recognition of illegally occupied Jerusalem as the supposed capital of Israel. We also address the situation on the ground in Palestine, and the complicity of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, and Egypt.

We highlight Israelgate: the actual scandal featuring Jared Kushner and Russia. And Ali likewise stresses the importance of independent media in this increasingly restricted political climate.


0:00 Intro
2:10 Trump, Jerusalem, and Israel-Palestine
7:26 Democratic Party
14:02 Zombie "peace process"
21:44 Palestinian Authority (PA)
27:44 Situation on the ground in Jerusalem
38:42 Saudi Arabia, the Gulf, Jordan, and Egypt
46:31 Decline of US imperial power
49:44 Jared Kushner and Israelgate
59:32 David Friedman
1:00:25 Future in Palestine
1:04:58 Importance of independent media
1:08:39 Outro