The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: U.S. Media & The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Saturday, Nov 8, 2003
4:45-6:45 pm
Red Gym Media Room
Campus Information and Visitor Center
617 Langdon St

This pivotal video exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites ó working in combination with Israeli public relations strategies ó exercise a powerful influence over 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 an historical overview, a striking media comparison, and an examination of factors that have distorted U.S. media coverage and, in turn, American public opinion.

Interviewees include Seth Ackerman, Maj. Stav Adivi, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Hanan Ashrawi, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Dr. Neve Gordon, Toufic Haddad, Sam Husseini, Hussein Ibish, Robert Jensen, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Karen Pfeifer, Alisa Solomon, and Gila Svirsky. The producer and special guests will be on hand to answer questions.

The Media Education Foundation (MEF) presents this world premiere as part of the National Conference on Media Reform, November 7-9, Madison, WI.