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WikiLeaks’ Assange Hosts Hezbollah’s Nasrallah

On first episode of Russia Today show, guest pines for end of Israel

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A still from the interview.(Russia Today)

Julian Assange, the impresario behind the anti-privacy organization WikiLeaks, began hosting his new television show today—complete with ankle bracelet; he is in England awaiting potential extradition to Sweden to face rape charges—and further confirmed pretty much everything we know about him. His first guest was Hassan Nasrallah. The telling thing here isn’t that Assange would conduct the Hezbollah leader’s first Western interview since 2006: any journalist would jump at that chance. The telling thing, about Assange, is that Nasrallah chose to talk to him.

Time for some more transparency. Assange has been accused of anti-Semitic conspiracy-mongering. When Yossi Melman was set to interview him for Haaretz, as Melman reported in Tablet Magazine, Assange insisted that he not be asked about anything related to his beliefs about Jews (after which Melman declined to conduct the interview). WikiLeaks’ Russian representative is one Israel Shamir, an anti-Semitic Holocaust doubter (and former Jew) whose twisted beliefs were profiled by Will Yakowicz. The subject of Russia brings us to Russia Today, the propagandistic, Kremlin-funded network, as Michael Moynihan reported, on which Assange’s talk show appears. It’s a curious outlet for a self-styled lover of freedom.

Assange does ever so slightly press Nasrallah on Hezbollah’s shameful support for the Assad regime in Damascus; Nasrallah, naturally, dissembles and worse—he argues that the opposition should play ball with President Assad, who, Nasrallah insists, is genuinely interested in reforms. On Israel, Nasrallah said what could be expected. “The state of Israel is an illegal state,” he tells Assange, according to the (rather clumsy-sounding) translator. “The progress of time does not negate justice. If you go occupy my house by force, it doesn’t become my house in 50 or 100 years. We believe that Palestine belongs to the Palestinian people.”

You can watch the interview here.

Nasrallah to Assange: Hezbollah Talked to Syria Opposition; We Want Dialogue, U.S. and Israel Want Civil War [RT]
Related: Assange’s Chutzpah [Tablet Magazine]
His Jewish Problem [Tablet Magazine]
Disinformation [Tablet Magazine]

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Lanskymob says:

One semi-dangerous nitwit talking to one very dangerous nitwit.  Refuting every assertion about Jews and Israel is frikkin’ exhausting.  The world hated us when they yelled the news, they hates us when they chiseled the news onto stone tablets, they hated us when the printing press came around, and when TV happened.  Now they hate us with tweets and streaming video.  Nu, what’s new?    They hated us before there was an Israel, and they hated us before the 67 war.  Hating us is their thing.  They goyem don’t really have anything else.  I need a hate-cation. 

    I think it’s time for someone like me to have a discussion with you. 

    I think we can establish one thing as fact: In most societies that had a small Jewish presence, the jews achieved economic success frequently and disproportionately. Now one can debate the reason for this -is it IQ, culture or something else – but that isn’t relevant to my next point.

    Jewish success undermines the native’s control over their country. Now I may get flack for saying this, but I will proceed none the less: 

    The question of Israel is in no way in the American Interest; that the subject receives so much attention is indicative of the power that the Jewish population has over America.

    I mean nothing sinister, nor do i cite any Jewish conspiracy theories. In fact, I am Jewish, and have a Jewish family of my own; clearly I don’t hate Jews. 

    But one must also understand that Jews are not the only ethnic block to have interest. Whites have interest too. And for that matter, so do Arabs. 

    The Israeli state is and was colonialism. Simply, people who once lived there, that are not Jewish, are being denied their property and land. I don’t care how you dress that up; it’s simply what happened. Unfortunately for Israel, unlike the US, the displaced population has not declined in size nor cultural influence. 


      Lanskymob says:

      Mikey, Mikey, Mikey.  You had us all, including me, up to “colonialism”.  Like so many misinformed people around the world, you fail to acknowledge that Jews did not first arrive on the land in spaceship from Planet Shoah.  You fail to acknowledge that there were a fairly even number of Jews and Arabs in the land just after the turn of the 20th century.  You fail to acknowledge that one side has accepted/produced possibilities of an equitable split, and the other side has responded with murderous acts. 

      Yet, this is not the time or place to rehash the historical facts.  I have mine, and you have yours, and you bend them to fit your narrative.But the main fact included in my post is irrefutable:  the world hated us before there was a State of Israel.  And they would hate us if there were no (G-d forbid) State of Israel.  


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