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KPFA's Action Abhorrent
by Charles Rachlis
Saturday Jul 29th, 2017 9:10 AM
While KPFA deplatformed Richard Dawkins for criticism of the Islamic religion they have hosted war funder and Zionist supporter Al Franken. The straight out Zionist supporter was also hosted by supposed anti-Zionist KPFA's Dennis Bernstein although Franken actually helped the Zionists apartheid regime by colluding with AIPAC and voting tax dollars for the reactionary apartheid regime.
KPFA's Action Abhorrent
I find it abhorrent that KPFA gave Al Franken a platform both at the Middle School and on Flashpoints. We know that Franken has supported the campaign against BDS.
Franken's opposition to the BDS and the rights of Palestinians should have him banned from the Pacifica network except in news stories that expose him. We know that Franken is open to meeting with the colonialist AIPAC. Anyone who follows the Twin Cities Jewish Press knows that Franken went to occupied Palestine at invitation AIPAC' s educational arm to learn about their military defense systems in 2012. He discussed the peace process with the leaders of both Palestine and Israel. He expressed concern that in the US, troops must serve multiple tours of duty because we do not have universal service. He also make statements against Iran's military threat to Isreal saying "....there is an unbreakable bond between Israel and the United States and we cannot let Iran have a nuclear weapon." Not so strangely Franken did not criticize Israel for its nuclear arsenal which, by his silence he obviously supports, and by KPFA's refusal to challenge Franken on this issue, KPFA backhandedly supported by taking an opportunist turn to fund raising from the "progressive" Zionists a fat layer of their audience.

Charles Rachlis