Please join our brothers and sisters at Ottawa Forum on Israel Palestine for a wide ranging interview with Phil Weiss, founder of Mondoweiss and one of America’s most astute observers of Israel, Palestine and US policy. He will discuss what’s happening today in the US on the Israel/Palestine file.
|Tuesday, January 19, 2021|
|7:30 pm EST / 4:30 pm PST|
|Event info / registration here →|
|Free, registration required|
Donald Trump’s four years as president will be remembered for many things – not the least of which is the changed US relation with Israel. Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, recognizing Israeli control over the West Bank, and proposing the “Deal of the Century”, America moved closer than ever to the most right-wing elements in Israeli society. AIPAC and the pro-settler lobby appeared to be in the ascendant in the USA.
However, a strong backlash has developed. American Jews – including organizations like Jewish Voice for Peace, If Not Now and various campus-based organizations are taking stronger and stronger stands as NON Zionists or even anti-Zionists. Stronger pro-Palestinian voices are being heard in Democratic Party circles, as people like Bernie Sanders openly criticize both Israel and Trump’s support for Israeli aggressions.
Any resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict will depend on the USA. As long as the USA gives diplomatic, economic and military support to Israel, the Palestinians have little chance of seeing justice. However, if American support diminishes, all bets are off.
In this wide ranging interview, Phil Weiss, one of America’s most astute observers of Israel, Palestine and US policy, will discuss what’s happening today in the US on the Israel/Palestine file.