A Debate on Gaza: Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada vs. J.J. Goldberg of The Jewish Daily Forward

Posted: 2014/07/25 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Links/Articles/Video
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http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/23/a_debate_on_gaza_ali_abunimah (20min)

Democracy New hosts a debate on U.S. media’s coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict and the roots of the crisis with two guests: Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the website Electronic Intifada and author of the new book, “The Battle for Justice in Palestine”; and J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large and columnist at the newspaper, The Jewish Daily Forward. Abunimah and Goldberg discuss news headlines that ignore the massive Palestinian toll, whether the ceasefire should address the Gaza blockade, and the history of the conflict.

This is especially interesting because JJ Goldberg is a well-meaning liberal and not a radical racist yet Abunimah shows just how empty and enabling that position actually is. I honestly think well-meaning liberals need to understand how they contribute to the atrocities they are trying to stop.

 

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