The Israel lobby and the fate of Palestine

alexander-cockburnAlexander Cockburn on the Israel lobby and the fate of Palestine recorded in San Francisco on September 29, 2002.

The Israel Lobby and the fate of Palestine (29:04): MP3

On May 2, 2002, barely two weeks after what has become widely described in the international press as a massacre in the Palestinian refugee camp at Jenin, the US Congress took an extraordinary vote.

It was a vote by the House of Representatives and by the Senate supporting Israel’s offensive into the West Bank and a cover for their actions in Jenin.

Only two Senators and 21 Representatives voted against the resolution. Cynthia McKinney from Georgia and Earl Hilliard from Alabama were among those 21 and before long both of them lost their seats in Congress.

Alexander Cockburn is an investigative journalist and author. He was born and raised in Ireland and has lived and worked in the US since 1973.

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