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I missed this. From an interview with Hugh Hewitt last summer (h/t Andrew Sullivan). The Said connection–the two were close in the 80s:

In order for Israel to become part of the alliance against whatever we want to call it, religious barbarism, theocratic, possibly thermonuclear theocratic or nuclear theocratic aggression, it can’t, it’ll have to dispense with the occupation. It’s as simple as that.

It can be, you can think of it as a kind of European style, Western style country if you want, but it can’t govern other people against their will. It can’t continue to steal their land in the way that it does every day. And it’s unbelievably irresponsible of Israelis, knowing the position of the United States and its allies are in around the world, to continue to behave in this unconscionable way. And I’m afraid I know too much about the history of the conflict to think of Israel as just a tiny, little island surrounded by a sea of ravening wolves and so on. I mean, I know quite a lot about how that state was founded, and the amount of violence and dispossession that involved. And I’m a prisoner of that knowledge. I can’t un-know it.

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Kathleen

Give it up a bit. How many clips and words of Hitchens fed the lies? Far more

Kathleen

Ok here is one that backs you up Phil. Damn it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQxhyy9Wpb4

Is it that I have just heard Hitchens repeat inflammatory and untrue things about Iraq and Iran

Richard Witty

Is that a view that Hitchens retained?

No human statement of condolence? Just aggrieved political purpose?

Kathleen

Hitchens – Iran vs Israel Hitchens repeats bad bad Iran. This gal goes after Hitchens about his contradictions. He talks about Iran ignoring international regulations but says nothing about Israel ignoring and defying international resolutions. Such a double standard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8UEVoSJmfs&NR=1&feature=endscreen When Hitchens gets furious http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uchPPbJep8g&feature=related Hitchens/ Ayn Rand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wYR6e9Z6es&feature=related Hitchens… Read more »

Kathleen

Hitchens on Obama’s Israel Policy: ‘Not Impressive’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVCNH4EFYgY&feature=relmfu ” in other words if the Israeli’s are going to continue to build settlements in an identifiable just a single suburb of Jerusalem where most of the Arab population can produce documents proving that they’ve owned their homes since before the British… Read more »