Watch: The Occupation of the American Mind – Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States
Nureddin Sabir, Editor, Redress Information & Analysis, writes:
A new documentary has come out just in time for the US presidential election campaign, when traditionally each candidate tries to prove that he or she is the most unconditionally loyal to the Zionist state of Israel.
The documentary, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States”, is written and directed by Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp and narrated by Roger Waters.
It poses the question: why are mainstream US media such a reliable conduit for Israeli propaganda compared to other countries?
In attempting to answer this question, the film illuminates not just the inner workings of Israeli hasbara, or propaganda, but also the root causes of the occupation itself by depicting the systematic denial of Palestinians’ human and national rights.
As Rod Such says in The Electronic Intifada, it “explores a relatively unexamined aspect of the US-Israel ‘special relationship’ and helps explain why a majority of Americans influenced by media bias support and identify with the Israeli narrative”.
“The revelations made in the documentary will engage both those unfamiliar with the Palestinian narrative along with veteran solidarity activists who may think they’ve seen it all,” he adds.