Audio CD, approx. 55 minutes
Stock Number: C171
A seasoned writer and commentator who has often appeared in American television provides a moving and insightful Palestinian perspective on the seemingly intractable Israel-Palestine conflict. Taking aim at the hypocrisy of US policy in the Middle East, Said Arikat charges that US support for Israel’s brutal oppression of Palestinians is a betrayal of that ideals that Americans claim to uphold. The US routinely holds Arab and other countries to one standard of conduct, he says, while holding the Zionist state to another. For example, he points out, US political leaders demand that Palestinians adopt a new constitution, one that is more acceptable to Israel, even though Israel itself has never had one. From the 14th IHR Conference, 2002.