Transcending the Israel Lobby at Home and Abroad

University of Massachusetts Professor Emeritus Sut Jhally will share select clips and discuss the key findings of his 2016 documentary, "The Occupation of the American Mind," which analyzes pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Jhally will explore whether the news media have been getting better—or worse—since the documentary was produced, and whether election-season news coverage is likely to cover—or cover up—growing challenges to standard pro-Israel narratives and politics.

"The Occupation of the American Mind," features leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media, and explores how the pro-Israel lobby shapes American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favor. The film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of Israel's human rights violations and military occupation. He'll examine pro-Israel spin in election-season news coverage.

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"Until we reconvene at the National Press Club."

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 12:00pm
Sponsored By: 
American Educational Trust