The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) just wrapped up its annual conference. Speakers included Mike Pence, Elliott Abrams, Ted Cruz and Nancy Pelosi. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the conference via Skype.

In his address, he joined Republicans in criticizing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, falsely claiming that criticism of Israel is anti-semitic. Netanyahu is up for re-election amidst corruption charges against him and Donald Trump decided to give him a boost earlier this month when he announced that the United States will recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, a move that is illegal according to international law.

Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, joined Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod to discuss the latest development in the dispute over Golan Heights, Netanyahu and Trump’s relationship, AIPAC, and more. Listen below.


Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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