About This Show
Moderate Rebels is a political podcast hosted by journalists Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton. We regularly report on America's bellicose foreign policy and the deceptions deployed to sell it to the public. We also connect the dots to show how the state of perpetual war fuels dangerous right-wing politics back home.
Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton created this podcast to help provide a platform to the dissident journalists and activists challenging US empire. We hope to show listeners what’s behind the endless war propaganda that is sold to us each day in the corporate media.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Siege, censorship, subversion: The international assault on Palestine - with Ali Abunimah (Ep. 20)
4 days ago
Moderate Rebels episode 20 - Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with journalist Ali Abunimah about the global assault on Palestine — by the US, Israel, Gulf monarchies, and regime changers. We detail Israel's massacre of protesters in Gaza's Great March of Return. We discuss the censorship of Al Jazeera's groundbreaking documentary on the Israel lobby in the US. And we explain how Syria regime change trolls divided the movement for Palestinian rights. TOPICS 0:00 INTRO (PART 1 - Israel's butchering of Gaza's Great March of Return) 2:00 Killing Gaza 4:55 Great March of Return 10:17 Kites and tires 12:51 IDF's intentional disabling of Palestinian protesters 20:43 Nikki Haley and the US at the UN 22:43 BDS victories 25:28 The Democratic Party and Bernie Sanders (PART 2 - Israel lobby censors groundbreaking Al Jazeera documentary on Israel lobby) 31:05 Al Jazeera documentary on Israel lobby in US 34:30 Qatar 39:31 Pro-Israel community split over Qatar 42:49 Washington, DC and the Saudi-Israel alliance 44:02 The neutering of Al Jazeera (PART 3 - How Syria regime change trolls divided the Palestine solidarity movement) 48:07 Attempts to sow division in the movement for Palestinian rights 53:21 Pro-Israel groups' alliance with Syria regime change trolls 56:53 Attacks and censorship 1:00:50 OUTRORead more »