Is it bias, laziness, fear of being fired, or just plain ignorance? News report after news report, mainstream media offers unbalanced, incomplete, un-contextualized, or just-plain-wrong reporting on Israel and Palestine. The choices of words, graphics, and interviewees support the narrative favored by Israel and pro-Israel lobby groups.
What are the consequences of this distorted journalism to public opinion, domestic government policies, and to national foreign and military policies? Panelists will explore the media’s “Palestine problem,” centering on three short films: The U.S. Media has a Palestine Problem, Occupation of the American Mind (short version), The Media's Israel Palestine Misinformation War, and Incite and Inflame: Israel’s Manipulation of the Media.
Watch the films for free at your convenience; Join the Q&A Discussion
3 pm ET • 12 noon PT • 10 pm Jerusalem
Thomas Suárez: author, musician, historical researcher, and lecturer
Alex McDonald: author, activist, Gaza Freedom Flotilla participant
Dale Sprusansky: Managing Editor, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Katie Halper (moderator): radio and podcast host, writer, film producer
You must register to get the free film link and to participate in the Q&A discussion.
Register at Tinyurl.com/VFHL-November2023
Watch the Trailers: Tinyurl.com/VFHL-Media-Problem-Trailer
The November 2023 Online Film Salon is Co-Sponsored by:
SUPPORTER Organizations: Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ♦ Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace ♦ Quaker Palestine Israel Network ♦ Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East ♦ Indiana Center for Middle East Peace ♦ Disciples of Christ Palestine-Israel Network ♦ Virginia Coalition for Human Rights ♦ Mennonite Palestine Israel Network ♦ Friends of Sabeel North America ♦ Center for Jewish Nonviolence ♦ Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network ♦ Northern New Jersey Jewish Voice for Peace ♦ United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network ♦ Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service ♦ Churches for Middle East Peace ♦ Kairos Puget Sound Coalition ♦ Pax Christi USA ♦ Jewish Voice for Peace – San Diego ♦