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Simcha Rothman: 'Palestinians can choose to join Zionist project'

Simcha Rothman: 'Palestinians can choose to join Zionist project'

My guest today is Simcha Rothman. Recently named by the Israeli financial daily "The Marker" as one of the 100 most influential people in Israel. I know Simcha from my TV days hosting the Spin Room, a debate show, and Simcha, being the attorney that he is, was a fierce and formidable rival for the folks I put up against him.

He is the co-founder and legal counsellor of an NGO called Meshilut, the Movement for Governability and Democracy and he recently wrote a book called “The ruling party of Bagatz – How Israel became a legalocracy”, which is basically a tearing down of what he believes is the Israeli Supreme Court’s over-interventionism.

Now, I know I set out at the beginning of this podcast journey to listen to everyone and anyone between the River and the Sea, but I have to admit, this one was a challenge. Simcha is a settler, he doesn’t even live in a settlement, he lives in an outpost! He’s hardcore, Jewish right wing. Otherwise Occupied is not supposed to be a debate podcast, but I think at times this episode came close to that...

I’ll let you be the judge. Tell me what you think.

Here’s me and Simcha.