#1623 Burning American Credibility on Support for Israel's Genocidal War in Gaza

Air Date: 4-20-2024

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Old habits die hard and the American establishment's unquestioning support for Israel is a very old habit indeed. Israel's government drifts farther and farther to the right, culminating in a genocidal push into Gaza. Meanwhile, President Biden, standard-bearer of the old establishment, seems destined to be the very last Democrat to see the need for a change.

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Ch. 1: Jon Stewart Interrogates America's Support of Israel - The Daily Show - Air Date 4-8-24

Jon Stewart checks in on the war in Gaza and interrogates how America's purported values stack up against its support of Israel. Plus, Ronny Chieng and Grace Kuhlenschmidt report from the eclipse's path of totality with startling different reports.

Ch. 2: Biden’s 'double talk' on Gaza: Cynical election politics? | The Bottom Line - Al Jazeera English - Air Date 3-31-24

Roth tells host Steve Clemons that US President Joe Biden is engaging in “cynical” election politics by refusing to enforce the UN resolution calling for a ceasefire, or the World Court ruling ordering Israel to allow more food into Gaza

Ch. 3: Jon Stewart & Bassem Youssef Call Out “Performative” Outrage Over Israel’s War Crimes - The Humanist Report - Air Date 4-12-24

In this video, we’ll look at comments from both Youssef and Stewart, examples of “performative” outrage from politicians, and demands from voters that the Democratic Party and Joe Biden are refusing to meet.

Ch. 4: “Empty Words”: Kenneth Roth on Biden’s Criticism of Israel While U.S. Keeps Weapons Flowing - Democracy Now! - Air Date 4-9-24

Despite President Biden's public condemnation of the recent World Central Kitchen aid convoy attack and the "huge leverage" of ongoing U.S. military assistance, the administration's warnings to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are "empty words"

Ch. 5: No to Biden, No to Trump: Insights From Swing-State Voters - Deconstructed - Air Date 4-5-24

A recent Gallup poll found that 29 percent of respondents said neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden are fit for the job. To unpack how voters are feeling about the two candidates, this week on Deconstructed, Ryan Grim is joined by Anat Shenker-Osorio

Ch. 6: State Dept Official Resigns Over Gaza | Annelle Sheline - The Majority Report - Air 4-6-24

Annelle Sheline, a former staffer with President Biden’s State Department, discusses the reasoning behind why she left her post, namely the Biden administration’s efforts to continue to supply military assistance to the Israeli military’s offensive


Ch. 7: Rafah, Gaza, Palestine (w/ Mohamad Habehh of American Muslims for Palestine) - DOOMED with Matt Binder - Air Date 4-13-24

Director of Development for American Muslims for Palestine and Palestinian-American community organizer Mohamad Habehh joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss the latest Gaza and the changing public opinion on Israel - Palestine.

Ch. 8: Protesters Disrupt Record $25 Million Biden Fundraiser in NYC as Thousands March Against Gaza War - Democracy Now! - Air Date 3-29-24

Pro-Palestine protesters disrupted the largest one-night fundraiser in presidential campaign history on Thursday. The event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City included numerous celebrities and featured President Biden


Ch. 9: Final comments on the words we've heard and the actions we've seen from Israel's government

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions)


Description: Photo of a protest outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC in honor of Airman Aaron Bushnell’s self-sacrifice. Protestors kneel behind a banner that says “Stop U.S. Support of Genocide.”

Credit: “50.Gather.AaronBushnellVigil.WDC.26February2024” by Elvert Barnes, Flickr | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 | Changes: Cropped

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