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Free film screening: “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States”

December 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free

Polling shows strong global opposition to Israel’s illegal 55-year occupation of Palestinian land, and mounting outrage over Israel’s ongoing slaughter of unarmed Palestinian civilians who are fighting for their rights. Nevertheless, public sympathy and support for Israel within the U.S. continues to hold strong. “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States” zeroes in on this critical exception, breaking down the devastatingly effective public relations war that Israel and right-wing pro-Israel advocacy groups have been waging for decades in the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives and interests, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor. The result is a stunning look at how — and why — American media coverage of the conflict regularly minimizes the occupation, vilifies critics of Israeli policy, and dehumanizes the Palestinian people.

Details

Date:
December 7
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land
Email:
UtahnsforJustPeaceHolyLand@gmail.com
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Venue

Anderson-Foothill Library
1135 South 2100 East, Salt Lake CityUnited States+ Google Map
Phone:
801-594-8611
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