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Series | The Occupation of the American Mind: Israeli PR Campaign to Influence U.S. Public Opinion, Part 1 of 3

  • On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss their new film about the Israeli public relations campaign to influence U.S. public opinion.
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Paul Jay, The Real News Network

May 20, 2016 | JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network, and welcome to Reality Asserts Itself. I'm Paul Jay in Baltimore.

Of all the official narrative that tries to explain the world in the interests those who control U.S. foreign policy, perhaps nothing is as powerful as the influence of how the media covers Israel/Palestine, a country which is cleared by the united nations and independent journalists and commissions that have investigated the situation. Israel clearly has an illegal occupation of Palestinian lands. It has committed war crimes in its attacks on Gaza and other places. Yet, the prevailing public opinion and certainly the prevailing media and political opinion is Israel’s the victim in all of this.

There's a new film that tries to explain why Americans think this way. The film is called "The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States." Paul Jay is CEO and Senior Editor of The Real News Network. TRNN is independent of political parties, is viewer supported and not-for-profit. TRNN does not accept advertising, government or corporate funding. This funding model allows for uncompromising broadcast journalism. Now in start up phase, its mission is to be a daily video news service for a mass audience online and on television.

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From the Archives | Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza-Debunked, Noura Erakat, The Nation

  • UN estimates more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians - in a population of 1.8 million where the number of Hamas members is approximately 15,000. Israel does not deny that it killed those using modern aerial technology and precise weaponry courtesy of the U.S. This is not the first time.
  • Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here's what you need to know about these talking points and more.
  • Massacre of the Innocents: Slaughter in the Gaza Ghetto


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