Marketing the Israeli Occupation - Part One

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3 pm ET/ 12 noon PT

Marketing the Israeli Occupation – Part One

“Support for Israel” is often called the third-rail of U.S. politics. Any elected official daring to criticize Israel in any way will get “burned.” Why is that? What exactly is the Israel Lobby, and what is the extent of its power?

When Al Jazeera produced a 4 part documentary series on this lobbying “industry,” intense pressure forced it t o cancel the broadcast. Then The Electronic Intifada posted a leaked copy. THE LOBBY USA , Episode 4 follows an undercover journalist posing as a pro Israel volunteer who get s unprecedented access to the operations of Israel Lobby groups in Washington, D.C. We watch as Israel’s covert campaign strives to influence partisan politics, campus life, major network news reporting, and social media in America. This will be first in a series of VFHL salons on the theme “Marketing the Israeli Occupation.” 

Watch the film for free at your convenience | Join the Q&A Discussion with an expert panel.

Grant F. Smith: Author; Director, Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy

Edward Ahmed Mitchell: National Deputy Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations

Rebecca Vilkomerson (moderator): Author; former Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace

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This event is Co-Sponsored by

American Muslims for Palestine and Washington Report for Middle East Affairs

SUPPORTER Organizations: Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Episcopal Peace Fellowship-Palestine Israel Network Churches for Middle East Peace   Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace   Quaker Palestine Israel Network Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East Indiana Center for Middle East Peace Disciples Palestine-Israel Network Virginia Coalition for Human Rights Mennonite Palestine Israel Network Friends of Sabeel North AmericaCenter for Jewish NonviolenceIsraeli Committee Against House Demolitions–USA  Northern New Jersey Jewish Voice for Peace  Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network Pax Christi - USA Kairos Puget Sound Coalition