Dima Khalidi is a lawyer and executive director of Palestine Legal.
She was our guest today on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers.
You won’t read much about The Great March of Return in Gaza in the papers or see it on 24 hour cable. It’s not just Fox that makes no mention. There’s not much mention of it in the New York Times or Washington Post either
The Great March is a non-violent protest of the siege of Gaza by Israel. One Israeli soldier has been killed since protest began. Thousands of Palestinians of been wounded and killed, including children.
It appears that like most media stories, Trump is the director of media attention.
Have you noticed that while hours of media time has been spent on Russian interference in our elections and political process, the millions of dollars spent by Israel directly and through it advocates aimed at influencing our elections is rarely, if ever, mentioned.
Pro-Israeli dollars are spent lobbying state and federal legislators to punish advocacy that has a direct impact on American’s right to free speech, including our support for the BDS (boycott, divest and sanctions) movement that supports Palestinian rights, including the right of return.
The attack on our free speech rights is dangerous stuff. Palestinian Legal, of which Khalidi is the executive director, is a player in the fight against these free speech restrictions.