Israel: Trauma, Oppression, and the Politics of a Fascist State

April 24, 2017 at 2:19 PM

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Eric Draitser sits down with Israeli-American political commentator and doctor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience Yoav Litvin to discuss Israel and the pathology of its politics and self-image. Eric and Yoav examine the nature of trauma, and how the trauma of the Holocaust and historical oppression has been weaponized by Israel. The conversation probes into the psyche of Israeli society, and how its propaganda and foundation myths translate into brutality and dehumanization. Eric and Yoav also explore the fascist character of Israeli politics, the rise of Trump, and the potential for solutions to the seemingly intractable problem of Palestine. All this and much much more in this latest podcast. Don’t miss it!

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