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Trita Parsi on Israel-Palestinian conflict: US has given 'blank check' to allies in Middle East

Georgetown University professor Trita Parsi stopped by Hill.TV's "Rising" on Monday to discuss how the U.S.'s efforts to shield its allies in the Middle East, including Israel, from criticism have contributed to turmoil in the Middle East.

Speaking with co-hosts Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, Parsi, who founded the National Iranian American Council, argued that Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip was just the latest destabilizing action taken by a U.S. ally that an American president would support.

"The United State has provided numerous of its allies in the region with blank checks for quite some time," said Parsi.

"Those blank checks have led to those countries engaging in rather destabilizing and problematic behavior because they were shielded from the consequences of their own recklessness by the United States," Parsi continued.

Watch more of his interview above: