Historian Rashid Khalidi on Israel’s Long Reign of Violence

A look back at the wars on Palestine, from 1948 to today.

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The civilian death toll wrought by Israel’s siege of Gaza is staggering. More than 14,000 Palestinians have been killed, nearly half of them children. More than 1.7 million Palestinians in Gaza have been displaced from their homes. And President Joe Biden has presided over an open spigot of U.S. weapons and support for the war of annihilation being waged by the far-right government of Benjamin Netanyahu.

This week on Intercepted, the esteemed historian Rashid Khalidi joins Jeremy Scahill and Murtaza Hussain for a wide-ranging conversation about the long arc of the history of Israel’s political, economic, and military campaigns against the Palestinian people. Khalidi, a professor at Columbia University, is the author of several books, including “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine.” Khalidi also discusses how the war on Gaza will impact Biden’s legacy and the role of the United States in facilitating the current war and those of the past 75 years. “Biden has done permanent harm to the standing of the United States in the world, in the Muslim world, and in the Arab world. Permanent harm,” says Khalidi. “He has alienated young generations that will think of the United States in terms of Gaza for a very long time.”

Transcript coming soon.

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