NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Facilitating Israeli War Crimes — TRNN Video Link

But before we go to Michael, let me just give a little bit of background. Last week, Bill De Blasio, the new mayor of New York City, spoke at a AIPAC meeting where he explained his philosophical approach to American-Israeli relations. Here’s what he said, according to the website Capital New York, which obtained a copy or a tape of the speech, because journalists were killed kept out of this speech, in spite of Mayor De Blasio’s promise to be open and transparent. But here’s what he said.”There is a philosophical grounding to my belief in Israel and my belief it is our obligation to defend Israel. But it’s also something that is elemental to being an American, because there’s no greater ally on earth.”Now joining us to give us his opinion on Mayor De Blasio’s speech is Michael Ratner, who now joins us from New York City. Michael is the chairman emeritus–I should say president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City. He’s also Julian Assange’s American lawyer. And he is also on the board of The Real News Network. Thanks very much, Michael, for joining us.