Wider View Radio Podcast

Architects of Repression: Walter Hixson on the Israel Lobby

May 2, 2021

This week’s program is an interview with Dr. Walter Hixson.  Hixson is a historian and commentator whose work has focused mainly on the intersection of American culture and foreign relations. A prolific writer and publisher, he has a produced a series of works critically examining the history of US foreign relations, with particular emphasis on the Middle East in recent years. Since 2019 Hixson has been a columnist and contributing editor of the magazine, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs


Hixson’s forthcoming book, Architects of Repression: How Israel and its Lobby Put Racism, Violence and Injustice at the Center of US Middle East Policy is published by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy. His previous book on the lobby is Israel’s Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict.  


Human Rights Watch has just issued a report on Israel entitled “Abusive Israeli Policies Constitute Crimes of Apartheid, Persecution: Crimes Against Humanity Should Trigger Action to End Repression of Palestinians


If you are Jewish and concerned about the human rights violations of the Israeli state, you may want to investigate Jewish Voice for Peace and B’Tselem .  Concerned citizens of all faiths should be aware of the most effective of current efforts to rein in the Israeli government - the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement or BDS. 

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