Stephen Colbert, who parodies rightwing t.v. pundits, debates himself on the Israeli assault on the Gaza aid flotilla and tells the Israeli ambassador to the US that ‘the Palestinians should go back where they came from.’
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Formidable Opponent – Michael Oren|
Tragically, there is in fact a strain of Israeli propaganda (technically known as ‘hasbara’), consisting of fraudulent ‘scholarship’ that alleges that today’s Palestinians were late arrivals in British Mandate Palestine. The fraud was perpetrated by someone allegedly called Joan Peters in her ‘From Time Immemorial’ and perpetuated (without attribution, since academics had busted Peters) by that great dispassionate historian of the Middle East, Alan Dershowitz.