The Israel Lobby Is Real. This Is How It Works | World-renowned Israeli Historian Ilan Pappé

VIDEO: The Israel Lobby Is Real. This Is How It Works | Aaron Bastani meets Ilan Pappé

If you mention the Israel lobby in the mainstream media then, more often than not, you’ll face accusations of antisemitism. There are of course people who talk about the Israel lobby in antisemitic terms, but that doesn’t undermine the fact that it exists, and has existed for well over a century.

This week’s guest is Israeli historian and author Ilan Pappé. His new book details the origins of zionism and the struggles against it throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

He joins Aaron to discuss Harold Wilson, Nye Bevan, AIPAC, Labour Friends of Israel and the Christian roots of Zionism.

You can find Ilan’s book, ‘Lobbying for Zionism on Both Sides of the Atlantic’, here:… 00:00


Key Topics of the Ilan’s Talk:

Intro 02:45

Why Write This Book Now? 05:18

Censorship in Israel 13:42

How did Zionism Begin? 20:46

Early Political Zionists 30:22

Early Anti-Zionists 36:00

The Israel Lobby and The Labour Party 46:57

Conservative Friends of Israel 49:09

Israel and ‘The Left’ 57:17 AIPAC 01:12:37

Luke Akehurst 01:16:25

Tony Blair and the Israel Lobby



By Professor Ilan Pappe

Published by Novara Media



Republished by The 21st Century

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