The hateful backgrounds and ideologies of the current Israeli cabinet
The Israeli Right: Kahane
The Israeli Center: Jabotinsky
The Israeli Left: moved to Santa Rosa in the mid 90s, banned from three yoga studios for accidental krav maga
Excellent overview of Israel's leadership--I don't know how ppl find it hard to believe that Netanyahu is a genocidal monster
> In the past, he has had racist meltdowns in the middle of sessions of the Israeli parliament, once screaming at his Arab colleagues, “You’re here by mistake, it’s a mistake that Ben-Gurion didn’t finish the job and didn’t throw you out in 1948.”
it rules that israel's own politicians cannot stop living the twitter stereotype of "we never did genocide, but also we didn't do that genocide hard enough, despite not doing it"
Better analysis that anything the NYT/ WaPo has published since this started. 🐐
the most chilling piece from ettingermentum that I've ever read
I was shocked to learn recently that HW was actually the last US president to even symbolically attempt to check Israels settlement, by cutting Israel aid by a couple hundred million out of a 10 billion aid package. It was one big reason Rabin was able to win in 92'. But then Clinton came in, and despite the Israeli left begging him to keep the pressure on, he backed Israel and Israeli settlements to the hilt throughout the Oslo process.
I know youve already unlocked so many pieces but if you were to do one more make it this one
Now do the Hamas article and their relation to the Israeli security state, I know you already touched on it but you could do more there
I'd be curious to hear some elaboration on the causes of Netanyahu's turnaround between 2006 and 2009
Listening to this zooted as fuck feeling like Ethan Hunt in MI1.
Imagine if Hamas (or any Palestinian really) is able to get their hands on Ben-Gvir. ==
They will boil him soon and it will be recorded in 4k inshallah 🤲🏼
I am very surprised that no one has called the Oct 7th attack the “Third Intifada”. Each Intifada becomes more deadly than the one before and each comes from the relentless pressure of the Israelis on the Palestinians in both the West Bank and Gaza, with the corresponding terrorism in response. There are no civil rights on the West Bank and Gaza. There is no recognition of the humanity of Palestinians living under Israeli control. Every generation of Palestinians breeds a new group of terrorists (or "fighters in the armed struggle") under this pressure. Given that each side seems to find it impossible to recognize the humanity of the other, and violence and repression have been the norm for more than 75 years, at what point does it become clear that the Zionist project is unsustainable? These two populations, the Arabs and the Jews, are living in close proximity, competing for the same land and resources and they have been engaged in deadly fighting since at least 1928. Why do we think, after all of this, that generations of hatred and violence will be set aside by either side? What evidence is there that things will change? October 7th is telling us things will not change.
Excellent. If you’re considering doing an update a la the tier list addenda, I would love to see a discussion of the Haredi-interest party leaders’ relatively recent explicit turn towards Religious Zionism and an explanation of why this might be the case.
If Biden doesn't change his tune on this soon, he will lose in 2024, and we'll get 4 more years of fascism (maybe longer?) regardless of who wins as a Republican. Might as well go ahead and ask for asylum somewhere because they'll put my head on a spike in the middle of town for starting a DSA chapter in Alabama. 😖 Or maybe that'll happen even if Biden wins? Things are not looking swell right now. Great reporting as always Josh.