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 New World Notes 
 Weekly Program
 Tariq Ali
 Kenneth Dowst  
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A fine talk on the past, present, and possible future of Palestine and its people, now enduring a blockade and a half-century-long military occupation by Israel. Much of Ali's criticism, though, is directed not against Israel but against the corruption of Palestine's "leaders"--the PLO and the Palestinian Authority. These "leaders," conniving with Israel, have enriched themselves while the mass of Palestinians suffer. They have made a "two-state solution" now impossible.

(Cont. under "Credits")
Ali also criticizes the Arab countries, the United States, and most of Europe for their indifference to the Palestinians, and he praises the B.D.S. movement (boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel) while noting its limitations.

Also of note: Ali's comparison and contrast of Palestine today and Apartheid South Africa of years past ... and his discussion of why the Bernie Sanders movement is so encouraging.

Ali's remarks--which I have edited and condensed for radio broadcast--are from a panel discussion at the Left Forum, in New York, in May 2016.

Thanks to David Schonfeld for technical assistance.
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