I’ll be broadcasting One Jerusalem Radio’s TOCS live from London at 2:30am this morning, putting us in the show’s normal 6:30pm PST / 9:30pm EST time slot. After that I get to fly back to Los Angeles, with all the accompanying normal broadcast times and 40 degree temperature bumps that the trip promises.
I’ve been assured that the tech connectivity problems – the ones that made last week’s show cut in and out – have been fixed. That means you’ll be able to listen and participate in realtime as you normally would via either the episode page or the show page. Afterward I’ll download and remaster any old choppy episodes, reupload everything, and post a notice.
In the meantime tonight’s show promises to be a particularly timely one. Dan Diker’s must-read 6,000 word article unpacking the Palestinians’ unilateral strategy – which he’ll be previewing and contextualizing tonight – just went live a little while ago:
The Palestinian “Kosovo strategy” contains several major implications for Israel. First, the Palestinian delegitimization of Israel in the interim poses a strategic threat. The Palestinian state-building process has succeeded in painting Israel as a pariah state, while the hidden foreign policy agenda of the PA and PLO leaderships is to drive a wedge between Israel and the United States. Although unlikely, if the Palestinians win international endorsement of sovereignty along the 1967 lines, Israel will become persona non grata anywhere east of the “green line,” including in many central neighborhoods within its own capital city, Jerusalem, that have been developed since the 1967 war.
After going over the basics of the report we’ll get into some background, with Dan giving a few “yes, but…” pushbacks to my “the whole clusterfark is Obama’s fault” arguments. Also in the queue: how WH fickleness is undermining US influence in theaters as far-flung as Iran, Eurasia, and West Asia. Smart power!
* The Unsteady, Unreliable Horse [Blog Talk Radio]
* The Palestinians’ Unilateral "Kosovo Strategy": Implications for the PA and Israel
* Past Anti-Israel Diplomacy Makes Obama’s New Peace Push “Doomed From The Outset” Because Of Inflated Palestinian Expectations [MR]