Saturday, April 7, 2012

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land

"We don't see the suffering that the Palestinians are undergoing through the occupation. We don't really understand how bad the occupation is for them. No empathy. The sympathy. No sight of women unable to reach a hospital to give birth and...their babies dying at the checkpoint because they can't get through. If you don't see that your heart doesn't skip a beat and say - something is wrong with the occupation."

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land is an 80 minute video that, though it goes no further than the years of Ariel Sharon as Israeli Prime Minister, it hits all the topics that remain true today. The techniques of Israel's PR are covered fully along with the failure of U.S. journalists to do their job of reporting the whole story. Unfortunately, it all remains true today.

This is the video that Rick Steves viewed and afterward commented that he felt he had been duped by Israel.

The program is available for sale but you can watch it all if you are willing to put up with the words FOR PREVIEW ONLY faintly displayed throughout.

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