Wednesday, June 7, 2017
7 p.m. central / 8 p.m. eastern
Arab Voices is being syndicated and it airs on WHYR Baton Rouge, Louisiana 96.9 FM on Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. central.
You can also listen live online at www.ArabVoices.net.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the remaining 22% of Historic Palestine (Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem), the longest enduring military occupation in the world. Today on the show, we will talk about this 50th anniversary (Arab Voices’ commentary).
We will also speak live with Mr. Melvin Goodman about what he saw during the six-day war in June 1967 while working at the CIA, and the lies Israeli officials at the highest level made to the White House about the start of the six-day war. Mr. Goodman helped draft the report that described Israel’s attack against Egypt on the morning of June 5, 1967. In a new piece he just published, The Six Day War and Israeli Lies: What I Saw at the CIA, he says “There were sensitive communications intercepts that documented Israeli preparations for an attack, and no evidence of an Egyptian battle plan. The Israelis had been clamoring about indications of Egyptian preparations for an invasion, but we had no sign of Egyptian readiness in terms of its air or armored power. The assumption was that the Israelis were engaging in disinformation in order to gain U.S. support.”.
We will also speak with Mr. Goodman about his new book “Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence” (City Lights Publishers, 2017).
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