Censorship of voices in favor of Palestinian liberation from Zionist colonialism and settler occupation is nothing new. Journalists, members of the academy and even educators were left out of jobs after criticizing Israel in the past. Katie Halper, a popular podcast host and former employee of The Hill TVs Rising, is the latest major victim of such censorship. Halper had worked for The Hill TV for three years when she was fired over a dispute with a senior over a monologue in which she spoke to Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s description of Israel as an apartheid state. Halper joins The Marc Steiner show to discuss her resignation, the general censorship campaign against voices critical of Israel, and their shared political affinities as anti-Zionist Jews.
Katie Halper is a writer, podcast host and video correspondent. she hosts The Katie Halper Show live stream, podcast and WBAI radio show and co-host of the podcast and YouTube show Useful idiots, which she co-founded with Matt Taibbi and currently hosts with Aaron Maté while Matt is on leave. She worked for The Hill TVs Rising for three years.
Studio/Post Production: Dwayne Gladden
The transcript of this interview will be made available as soon as possible.