Talk by Alison Weir, Executive Director of If Americans Knew and author of the book Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel recorded July 30, 2014 at the Common Good Cafe at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA.
The violence didn’t begin with the three abducted Israeli settlers
If Americans Knew
July 21, 2014
Updated: August 1, 2014
Since Israel began its latest offensive “Operation Protective Edge” on July 8, 2014, 1,492 Palestinians and 65 Israelis have been killed (the numbers continue to grow). Although the media is largely portraying Israel’s actions as defensive, violence in the region did not begin with the kidnapping and murder of the three Israel settlers on June 12, 2014. In fact, Israel has been kidnapping and murdering Palestinian adults and youth on a regular basis for decades (read about how the conflict was started), yet this is rarely covered in U.S. news.