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Sarah Schulman and Vijay Prashad on International Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:44 By Laura Flanders, GritTV | Video

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"One of the strangest things about willful ignorance regarding Israel and Palestine is how often progressive people (like myself) engage in it," writes author, activist, Sarah Schulman in her latest book, Israel/Palestine and the Queer International

"In this way it somewhat parallels the history of homophobia in that there appear to be emotional blocks that keep many people from applying their general value systems to human rights for all."

With Trinity College Prof. Vijay Prashad, author of Uncle Swami and The Darker Nations, Schulman discusses the politics of fear, the Israel lobby, and the way some marginalized Americans are enticed to accept immoral policies in an effort to gain acceptance. What is the true meaning and expression of solidarity" they ask? Schulman reminds us of a quote from Zionist Theodore Herzel: 

"We shall not take others unawares or mislead them, any more than we shall deceive ourselves."

The conversation was recorded in December 2012 at McNally-Jackson bookshop in Manhattan.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Laura Flanders

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders interviews forward thinking people from the worlds of politics, business, culture and social movements on her internationally syndicated TV program, The Laura Flanders Show. The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine ("Commonomics") and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at Lauraflanders.com or via Twitter @GRITlaura


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Sarah Schulman and Vijay Prashad on International Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:44 By Laura Flanders, GritTV | Video

Media

"One of the strangest things about willful ignorance regarding Israel and Palestine is how often progressive people (like myself) engage in it," writes author, activist, Sarah Schulman in her latest book, Israel/Palestine and the Queer International

"In this way it somewhat parallels the history of homophobia in that there appear to be emotional blocks that keep many people from applying their general value systems to human rights for all."

With Trinity College Prof. Vijay Prashad, author of Uncle Swami and The Darker Nations, Schulman discusses the politics of fear, the Israel lobby, and the way some marginalized Americans are enticed to accept immoral policies in an effort to gain acceptance. What is the true meaning and expression of solidarity" they ask? Schulman reminds us of a quote from Zionist Theodore Herzel: 

"We shall not take others unawares or mislead them, any more than we shall deceive ourselves."

The conversation was recorded in December 2012 at McNally-Jackson bookshop in Manhattan.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Laura Flanders

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders interviews forward thinking people from the worlds of politics, business, culture and social movements on her internationally syndicated TV program, The Laura Flanders Show. The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine ("Commonomics") and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at Lauraflanders.com or via Twitter @GRITlaura


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