Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Israeli elections, Bradley Manning updates and CIA infiltration of US media

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin salutes former US Senator James Abourezk for his suggestion that the best foreign policy move for the US would be to “get the hell out of the Middle East.” Abby also calls out Rachel Abrams of the Emergency Committee for Israel for her blatant hypocrisy and despicable characterization of Palestinians as “savage animals.” Abby then interviews Youssef Munayer, executive director of the Jerusalem Fund, about the upcoming Israeli elections and their implications for the greater Middle East. Abby also speaks with journalist and legal researcher Alexa Obrien about the latest news regarding the Bradley Manning trail. BTS wraps up the show with a look at America’s history of government infiltration in news media, citing the CIA’s secret Cold War program dubbed ‘Operation Mockingbird.’

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