7/31 The End Of The U.S., Israel’s ‘Special Relationship’? w/ Meron Rapoport

July 31, 2023

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Meron Rapoport, editor of Local Call and writer at +972 Magazine, to discuss the recent passage of  Prime Minister Netanyahu’s proposed judicial reforms through the Knesset, its challenges before the Supreme Court, and the unrest that’s resulted. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Republican primary polling, Donald Trump’s various indictments, Biden’s brand new student loan program, Florida’s Black history curriculum, extreme heat in Phoenix, and Twitter’s hate speech problem, before parsing a little more thoroughly through the prospects for the Presidential primary on the right. Meron Rapoport then joins, diving right into a recap of the major overhauls to the Israeli judiciary that recently took place, the role the Courts can play in reining it in, and where it will leave Israel’s supposed “democracy.” Expanding on this latter element, Rapoport walks through some of the major players involved in Netanyahu’s reforms, and the violent and genocidal stances towards Palestine and Democracy that they have maintained for decades, including Yariv Levin, Itamar Ben-Gvir, and Bezalel Smotrich. Wrapping up, Meron walks through the responses from the rest of Israel to the passing of Netanyahu’s overhaul, including how it interplays with growing anti-apartheid sentiment in recent years, and talks with Sam and Emma about the future of US-Israeli relations as the latter dives further into fascism.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma discuss the role of the US Supreme Court and watch Mark Joseph Stern perfectly encapsulate why Samuel Alito’s recent “leave the Court alone” rampage is absurd and obscene. They also discuss Donald Trump’s various indictments, watch Ben Shapiro explain “That’s just Don!” and Alfred and Matthew have some words to share, plus, your calls and IMs!

Check out Meron’s work at +972 here: https://www.972mag.com/writer/meron-rapoport/

Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join

Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow

Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/

Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/

Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/

Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app

Check out today’s sponsors:

Cozy Earth: For a limited time, SAVE up to 40% on Cozy Earth. Go to https://CozyEarth.com/MAJORITY and enter MAJORITY at checkout to SAVE up to 40% now! Try ‘em for 100 nights. If you don’t sleep cooler, send ‘em back for a full refund! That’s https://CozyEarth.com/MAJORITY.

Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:







Check out Matt’s show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning

Subscribe to Brandon’s show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse

Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/

Check out Matt Binder’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder

Check out Ava Raiza’s music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/

The Majority Report with Sam Seder – https://majorityreportradio.com/

Past Episodes

It's Casual Friday! And Sam is opening up the phone lines! Call in at 646-257-3920 as Sam and the MR Crew discuss the stories of the day and react to clips! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Check out all volunteering opportunities ahead of Rep. ...
It’s an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Greg Stoker, co-host of the Colonial Outcasts podcast, to discuss the recent military operations by Israeli forces in Gaza. Then, she speaks with Hayden Clarkin, also known as the Transit Guy on Twitter, to discuss New York Governor Kathy ...
It’s Hump Day! Sam speaks with Judd Legum, proprietor of the Popular Information newsletter on SubStack, to discuss his recent piece entitled “Feds raid corporate landlord, escalating nationwide criminal probe of rent increases.” Then, he speaks with Usamah Andrabi, communications director ...