Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Israel Lobby in the United States

Thanks to Electronic Intifada, we now have access to an Al Jazeera produced documentary on how Israel functions covertly in Washington, persuading and, if necessary, smearing America's legislators and other influential individuals and organizations along with students on American university campuses to seeing things its way, particularly when it comes to the Boycott, Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement.  The documentary was produced by an undercover reporter who infiltrated the Israeli lobby in the United States during 2016 and, according to Haaretz, its release was censored by the Qatari government (owner of Al Jazeera) in an effort to win the support of major Jewish American organizations and under the guise of "national security fears" by Qatar.  The undercover reporter managed to become an intern at The Israel Project or TIP, a pro-Israeli organization in Washington that seeks to sway American public opinion towards Israel as shown here:

...and here:

Here is a link to Part 1 of the four part documentary.

Here is a link to Part 2 of the four part documentary.

Al Jazeera also produced a four part series, also entitled "The Lobby" on how Israel works behind the scenes to influence the United Kingdom's approach to Israel which you can find here.

I will not add any personal comments to this posting and will let my readers conclude for themselves about the nature of Israel's presence in Washington and the United States as a whole.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for bringing this to readers attention, this sort of thing goes on all the time and really muddies the water as to what is real. It also highlights the fact it is not just Russia that plays these games but other countries like China and America.
    Anyone who doesn't believe that countries use psychological warfare and propaganda to sway the opinions of people both in and outside of their country should be considered naive. The overriding question is, when have we gone too far?
    While we are constantly reassured the main goal of these clowns is our protection it is difficult to forget the words of Lord Acton who back in 1887 wrote, Power tends to corrupt and absolute power tend to corrupt absolutely. The article below looks at whether all this is out of control.