In this episode, Leeh tells the story of Palestine from the 50's to the present, completing our trilogy about the struggles of the indigenous Palestinians who have lived and died under brutal Israeli occupation. In addition to providing a clear overview of recent history, this episode highlights the role that capitalism has played in this ongoing humanitarian crisis.
Beginning by discussing apartheid, we explain Israel's systematic creation of a Palestinian underclass through deliberate displacement, ethnic cleansing, segregation, and economic colonialism. Leeh describes some of the worst massacres inflicted upon the Palestinian people during the past 70 years. She outlines the many failed efforts to establish peace, including the Oslo Accords. She even describes Palestinian uprisings against Israeli oppression during the first and second intifadas.
Together, Leeh and Erika explain America’s motivations for providing over $3.8 billion in military aid to Israel every single year, highlighting the Six Day War.
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60 ml Gin Mare
20 ml La Quintinye Vermouth Blanc
One small slice of preserved lemon, halved
or, a small pinch of salt
A few drops of Zatoun Palestinian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Add preserved lemon and gin into a mixing glass and gently press the lemon with a muddler to infuse the gin with the lemon. Add the vermouth and fill the glass with cubed ice. Stir until drink is very cold—about 20 seconds. Fine strain into a well-chilled Martini glass and very carefully add a few drops of olive on the top to float. Express a lemon peel over the drink, cut, and garnish. Add a flower and enjoy.
Glassware: Martini Glass
Garnish: Lemon Peel and Flower
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Shoutout to Jesse Torres for preparing this delicious cocktail based on Leeh and Erika's suggestions.