PREVIEWING ABBY MARTIN'S on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants.
Giving critical historical context to the occupation today, this timeline explores the creation of the state of Israel and how it came to cover so much land since. From the early settlements, to the Nakba, to it’s conquest of the West Bank, Abby Martin reveals the brutally honest root of what is behind the so-called “Israel-Palestine conflict.”
Says Abby: “Before Palestine had borders it was a recognized nation, its cultural identity distinct, with deep roots in the land.What we saw was one of the biggest human rights disasters on the planet. A brutal and growing military occupation that thrives off U.S. sponsorship, soon to be strengthened even more by another US$38 billion in tax dollars—the largest military aid deal in history.”