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The Occupation of the American Mind

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, July 2, 2016

The Occupation of the American Mind [Trailer] from Media Education Foundation on Vimeo.

Dear Friend,

I need to let you know about this amazing film and a special opportunity.

As you know, nothing shapes American public opinion on Israel/Palestine like the coverage of the issue by the American media which has left much to be desired. Bias, poor or context free coverage or simply no coverage at all plays a huge role in miseducating the public on US policy and how their tax money is used to prop up a system of injustice. One of our great tasks is educating people about what the media misses and how to read and watch media coverage critically so that propaganda is exposed for what it is.

A tremendous tool for doing just that has recently become available. You may have heard of the new film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” This new documentary by the Media Education Foundation slices through the bias and shows exactly how Israel uses messaging to sell its oppression of Palestinians to uncritical audiences. I was honored to take part in this film along with Rashid Khalidi, Noam Chomsky, Amira Hass, Stephen Walt, Rula Jebreal, Henry Seigman, Rami Khoury, Phyllis Bennis and many other experts. The 85 minute documentary is narrated by the estimable Roger Waters. You can watch the trailer here.

Everyone who cares about justice in Palestine should see this film and would be doing a great service by sharing it with others as well.

We are excited to be able to offer a copy of the DVD to anyone making a contribution of $75 or more. Act fast, our supply is limited and this incredibly important film is sure to go fast.

With gratitude,

Yousef Munayyer
Executive Director
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation