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Takes on the World
Host: Jeff Blankfort
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Blankfort describes divisions in progressive ranks between Clinton and anti-Clinton voters and reasons both voted the way they did: domestic vs. foreign policy issues; fear of Trump's domestic agenda vs. fear of Clinton starting war with Russia. He points that one issue uniting Trump and Clinton was support for Israel which was suppressed from national debates on wishes of both parties, particularly Democrats whose younger voters are not concerned with Israel.

He reminds listeners of origins of current conflict with Russia, the US orchestrated Ukraine coup and Clinton's comparison of Putin with Hitler after Crimea annexation and gives credit to Julian Assange and Wikileaks for exposing Democrats' shenanigans.

Blankfort predicts that Trunp will break with US policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and if Huckabee is appointed ambassor to Israel it will be a certainty. He suggests it might lead to third Palestinian intifada and Iran breaking nuke treaty while Arab allies of Israel offer restrained criticism.

In referring to program guest, Grant Smith, Blankfort mention's Smith's case in federal court to have US aid to Israel declared against the law on the basis of Symington's bill in 1976 and Glenn's amendment in 1977 that would prohibit the US from providing aid to any state that is involved with obataing nuclear technlogy outside of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that Israel hasn't signed.

He mention's Trump's earlier statement that the US should not take sides in the Israel-Palestine conflict and notes that making a similar statement, a no-no for presidential candidates effectively ended Howard Dean's primary run in 2004 and turned him into a pro-Israel enforcer at the Democratic National Committee.

He speaks of Israels' announcement of a new settlement near Jordan on the heels of Obama's $38 billion arms gift to Israel, the latest poke in the eye by our regional ally and that recent fundraiser for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces in Beverly Hills that raised a record $38 million, tax-exempt, for a foreign army of occupation, was a symbolic gesture of a matching fund. That the mainstream media does not report on these dinners that take place in Beverly Hills and New York, featuring well known guests and Hollywood and Broadway celebrities is ample evidence of who controls the media.

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00:16:14 1 Nov. 23, 2016
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