Does Israel Have the Right to Exist? | PM-Elect Benjamin Netanyahu | EP 311
By Jordan B Peterson
Dr Jordan B Peterson and Israel Prime Minister-Elect Benjamin Netanyahu discuss the history of Israel, its status as an embattled nation, the importance of the struggle for statehood, why and how the PM came back from political demise, and his vision for the future.
Benjamin Netanyahu was recently reelected as Prime Minister of Israel, having previously served in the office from 1996–1999 and 2009–2021. From 1967–1972 he served as a soldier and commander in Sayeret Matkal, an elite special forces unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. A graduate of MIT, he served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 1984–1988, before being elected to the Israeli parliament as a member of the Likud party in 1988. He has published five previous books on terrorism and Israel’s quest for peace and security. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Sara. In his newest book “Bibi: My Story” the newly reelected prime minister of Israel tells the story of his family, the story of his people, his path to leadership, and his unceasing commitment to defending his country and securing its future.
Here’s what others had to say:
No matter what kind of “intellectual” you are, you will never bite the hand that feeds you. It’s true.
13th rule for life: To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.
Ok now, this is scary. I never expected Jordan Peterson to be so docile during a conversation. Goodness.
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
I like your work and arguments, even when I disagree, and I very much appreciate your voice in a world that is becoming increasingly immersed in identity politics. I don’t see, however, how this interview was a critical evaluation or thoughtful examination of anything or even an extension of your professional work. If the goal of this interview was to give Netanyahu a platform to deliver unrebutted buttressing of Israeli policies and his version of history, I think that you succeeded. My own personal hope is that you spend more of your future time on other topics.
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what your country can do for Israel” – Ben Shekelpiro
Jordan, you didn’t ask him tough questions, you just gave him the floor. There were various historical inaccuracies in his analysis for which he wasn’t held to task.
Jordan is a smart man. Smart enough to know where his bread is buttered. It’s a shame for someone who speaks against Authoritarianism of the past so frequently then disappears when it stares him in the face.
“There were no tenants there” According to the statistics from the British Mandate for Palestine in 1940, the estimated population of Palestine was around 1.3 million people. However, it is worth noting that the population figures for that time period are subject to some degree of uncertainty and variation, and estimates from different sources may differ slightly. Just noticing.
Actually feeling genuine shock at the loss of credibility of what was one of my favourite social commentators.
Voltair was right, “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize”
The problem is that we audience want a person to be true all the times. People who love Jordan want to believe that Jordan is right all the times and that itself is a flaw because it does not provides a room to improvement. People who accept flaw when they encounter it are the ones we should follow. Unfortunately, for Jordan he rarely accept his flaws and want to continue with his lies even though he knows he may not know much about it. That is why I really like the perspective of Russel Brand as he accepts whenever he is wrong.
I feel compelled to express my deep disappointment and concern over recent remarks made by a man I greatly respect. I’ve always held him in high regard for his critical thinking and intellectual prowess. However, I was truly disheartened to hear him justifying the killing of innocent people.
Jordan B usually asks highly critical questions. But in this podcast, his questions are in the line of, “So, Mr. Netanyahu, do you like your underwear in the shades of red or blue?”
I believe you have the perfect platform to bring people together. Invite someone from the other side. You can show both sides that the other side is human as well and there isn’t much difference. If you are going to show someone from one side a representative of the other side, don’t show Netanyahu or The leader of Hamas. Show ordinary people that want to live in a peaceful home.
I was more here to what Jordan would ask Netanyahu and I am not sure how did it go.
History signifies that just after the West took control of the world, Isreal started getting recognized.
As soon as the tables would turn and it would make sense to have the land given back to the natives.
I’m Canadian, we still can’t get past the native Indians saying this is our land.But it’s ours now and the Jews were lucky Britain gave them the land thru no hardships and death.
One of the most controversial leader of any country in the last century and not a single hard question he received from my favorite professor. Unbelievable.
One things for certain, on any political side you may rest on the world is an absolute mess. Life is hard enough as it is for us all, our ancestors would’ve surely hoped that by now we’d all be able to get along without the bullshaite.
This history lesson is full of Self-interest bias even though it’s not a simple story there is a lot of factors that come into play in this story, hope that leaders of nations try to focus on the similarities between the two nations.