John Oliver says it’s wrong to equate Israel and the Palestinians, as Israel has overwhelming military superiority and the Palestinians have suffered many more casualties.
Mr. Abunimah says there’s conspicuous consumption in Palestine but the reality for the vast majority in the West Bank and Gaza is increasing poverty. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced May 18, 2014.
TRNN Replay: On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay of his journey – from seeing Israel as an extension of his Jewish identity to realizing Israel was a settler, colonial state. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 4, 2014 with Paul Jay.
Mr. Abunimah, founder of Electronic Intifada, says after the Israeli 2006 invasion of Lebanon and the 2008 attack on Gaza, he knew what he had to do. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced May 13, 2014.
On RAI with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis traces her development from active Zionist youth to whom Jewish identity meant support for Israel, to a leading American anti-Zionist writer and analyst. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced December 10, 2013, with Paul Jay.
Standing Together is an organizing body for Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel. They say the struggle is for a society in which all Arabs and Jews enjoy security, freedom from violence, and, most of all, equality. Rula Daood and Alon-Lee Green join theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay, who asks, can there be equality for Palestinians within a Jewish state?
On Reality Asserts Itself, Ali Abunimah, founder of Electronic Intifada, says that Palestinians need to know that even in a country with formal legal equality, the reality can mean mass incarceration, economic inequality and racism. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced May 14, 2014.