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Assange Hosts Žižek and David Horowitz

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Julian Assange and Slavoj Žižek.(Russia Today)

How long are we going to do recaps of Julian Assange’s new talk show on the Kremlin-sponsored network Russia Today? Why, as long as the WikiLeaks impresario chooses to focus on Israel and Jews! Actually, this week’s episode, the second, isn’t quite as fixated as last week‘s, whose guest was Hebollah’s Hassan Nasrallah. But still it’s interesting that Assange chose “intellectual superstar” Slavoj Žižek, the iconoclastic Slovenian philosopher (whom Tablet Magazine’s Adam Kirsch accused of anti-Semitism in The New Republic), and David Horowitz, a Tablet Magazine contributor whom Assange describes, not inaccurately but a little narrowly, as “a fiery right-wing Zionist.”

They begin, of course, with Israel. “You support the Palestinians,” Horowitz says. “I don’t see anything to distinguish the Palestinians who want to kill the Jews from the Nazis.”

“Listen,” Žižek responds. “Did you ever visit the West Bank? … I’m there with my Jewish friends. I find tasteless this idea, ‘What Nazis were doing to the Jews, Jews are now doing to Palestinians.’ I agree. This is tasteless. But, sorry, Palestinians are there screwed up.”

“Yes,” Horowitz responds, “they’re screwed by Hamas, the PLO, Saudi Arabia, Egypt.”

“Here I disagree,” Žižek ripostes. “Israeli policy opened up the space for Hamas influence there.”

“Oh,” Horowitz exclaims, “we’re going to blame the Jews for Hamas. Great.”

Later, Stalin’s poetry comes up. See the whole thing below. And tune in next Tuesday!

‘The World Tomorrow’ Episode 2 [Digital Journal]
Earlier: WikiLeaks’ Assange Hosts Hezbollah’s Nasrallah

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jacob_arnon says:

“ ‘What Nazis were doing to the Jews, Jews are now doing to Palestinians.’ I agree. This is tasteless. But, sorry, Palestinians are there screwed up.”

What planet is Zizek living on?  Oh of course and antisemitic planet. 

The Nazis herded Jews into walled spaces didn’t allow them to leave. The Palestinians can leave any place they reside in at any time. 

The Nazis didn’t allow Jews to have even sling shots, the Palestinians have guns, bombs, and missiles.

The Nazis went on Jewhunting expeditions where they shot dead women, children,  
The Palestinians go on Jew hunting operations and blow up women and children.

The Nazis made Jews dig their own graves and then shot them.

Need I mention the Gas chambers?

The list goes on.

Not even the bigot Zizek accused Jews of “gassing” Palestinians. 

So who is more like the Nazis the Jews or the Palestinian Muslim Arabs?

mootbooboo says:

 exactly the same example can be made between the Palestinian rebels and the French resistance during the second world war.  Far more similar circumstances in comparison to the Jews but would you consider the french resistance evil… no.  Considering that 80%(roughly) of the Palestinian land has been seized by Israel from 1946 to the present in overestimated UN Partition Plans you can see why they have a resistance, just like the French and just like any other self respecting country would if they were occupied.

The problem is both Israel and Palestine, although very culturally rich and ancient, are based on very primitive and aggressive values, policies, politics and hierarchical systems in which intimidation is preferred over diplomacy.      

Its the Crusades all over again and this time America gets a go woohoo        

jacob_arnon says:

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“exactly the same example can be made between the Palestinian rebels and the French resistance during the second world war.”You can make the comparison only  if you leave out the historical background.During the second world war the Palestinians followed their leader the Mufti of Jerusalem who was on the side of the Nazis and spent most of the war in Berlin where there is evidence that he knew and applauded the genocide plan against the Jews.Second, the French resistance did not go in for suicide bombers, for murdering German women and children. They attacked military targets for the most part.Also in the case of the Jewish State there was an international partition plan which the Jews accepted and the Arabs did not. There are many more differences. 

jacob_arnon says:

Part two of my reply to mootbooboo:

“The problem is both Israel and Palestine, although very culturally rich and ancient, are based on very primitive and aggressive values, policies, politics and hierarchical systems in which intimidation is preferred over diplomacy.”

Being  an ancient culture is not a problem.

The problem is that the Palestinian Arabs are not an ancient culture. They are part of the Arab culture which conquered ancient Judea/Palestine in the 7th century. 

Thew Jews had been already there for over two thousand years.

The Palestinians like to rewrite history pretending that they are an ancient culture and that the Jews never lived in the Middle East. You can’t make peace with people who deny your history. 

David Horowitz was taught English by his parents, but was stopped from being thoughtful and he has never recovered from the maltreatment to this day. He is so fast with words that his humanity cannot catch up. I am sure he will make a lot of money, but will never be a source of enlightment. He needs introspection of the kind that his daughter went through.

19:58: “He has killed more civilians and the left lets him get away with it.”

Woah, Horowitz admits the US military kills civilians?  This guy is full of surprises.

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