Journalists Rula Jebreal and Philip Weiss on the bias of American media as regards Israel/Palestine
This Week In Palestine (a weekly part of Truth and Justice Radio) is an award-winning three-quarter-hour segment of news from Palestine and discussion of issues relevant to the Palestinians’ struggle for freedom from Israel’s brutal military occupation and colonization of their homeland. It speaks from the point of view of Palestinians and those who care about them.
Today we feature the SECOND of what will be four presentations recorded at the conference titled “Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences,” held on November 11th at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. This conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the so-called Balfour Declaration, a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain’s Foreign Secretary. It’s credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land, without consulting Palestinians.
Last week we presented Yousef Munayyer’s keynote address. Today we are presenting the first of three panels, with the title “Balfour, Israel and Palestine.” The three speakers and their subjects are as follows:
Lawrence Davidson (West Chester University)
Balfour and the Zionist Project
Susan Akram (Boston University School of Law)
Balfour and International Law
Thomas Suárez (Author, “State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel”)
The Role of Terror in the State-Building Process
This panel was facilitated by Hilary Rantisi of the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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Phil mentions the media awards in Hamilton, and also criticizes Western media bias, pointing out Robert Mugabe has considerable support across Africa.