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Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2004)

Video  |   |  Documentary  |  2004 (USA)
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This video shows how the foreign policy interests of American political elites-working in combination with Israeli public relations stratgies-influence US news reporting about the Middle East conflict. Combining American and British TV news clips with observations of analysts, journalists and political activists, Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land provides a brief historical overview, a striking media comparison, and an examination of factors that have distorted U.S. media coverage and, in turn, American public opinion. Written by exerpted from Media Education Foundation

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title card: In 1967, following a war between Israel and the countries of Syria, Jordan and Egypt, Israel militarily occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.
title card: That year, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 242 calling on Israel to withdraw from the Occupied Territories.
title card: Israel has yet to comply.
title card: Today, 3 million Palestinians live under illegal military occupation.
title card: Today, the lives of both Israelis and Palestinians are plagued by daily violence and insecurity.
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Weakness of bills316
30 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

1. Why do Jews deserve a land of their own? They stole the land from the Palestinians. If the basis for ownership of land is based on last occupation, I can only assume that bills316 is a Native American. Otherwise, unless s/he is a major hypocrite, s/he would hand back the land to the Native Americans, who owned Canada far more recently than the Jews owned Palestine prior to 1948. 2. Why is a Jew who criticizes Israel "self-hating"? Is a Canadian who criticizes Canada self-hating? Of course not. It is a democratic tradition and right to criticize your own country and people when they misbehave, as Israel has massively done. 3. This is not about appeasement. It is about brutality and the vicious cruelty of Israel - rightful heirs to the Nazis - towards their native population. The fact that it is so rare to see the truth in the Western media does not make it a lie. Bills316 and others should welcome the fact that the truth is finally allowed to appear. 4. See the movie. 5. Bills 316, it's "following its left-wing agenda", not following "it's left-wing agenda" from the grammatical point of view and "telling the truth" from all other points of view. 6. And, yes, I know (yawn) you are going to say that this is anti-Semitic. However, being anti-Zionist is not anti-Semitic any more than it is Jew-hating.


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