AUDIO INTERVIEW : Standing Tall In AIPAC’s Congress
AFP AUDIO INTERVIEW
Rae Abileah, Middle East coordinator for the peace group CODEPINK, got a ticket to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress on May 24.
After letting President Barack Hussein Obama know who’s really in charge, by administering a public lashing to the inept president, Netanyahu took a victory lap in the United States House of Representatives, and received no less than 29 standing ovations from every member of Congress, a stark and visual representation of political allegiances and foreign entanglements.
Abileah wasn’t there to clap, however. When the time was right, she stood up, unfurled a banner, and told Netanyahu what she thought of him. What followed was not what she would have expected, especially in the hallowed halls of that storied structure.
Ms. Abileah recounts all the details of that fateful night, and how she plans on seeking justice, in this shocking interview (33:30).
Dave Gahary, a former submariner in the U.S. Navy, is the host of AFP’s ‘Underground Interview’ series.