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Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This pivotal documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites–oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others–work in combination with Israeli public relations strategies to exercise a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported.

Media Foundation – “Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land: Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” – 2006 (1:19:14):

More on Israeli Newspeak:

Obama, Gaza and the Hypocrisy of American ‘Liberals’

Israel Succeeds at Missing Targets

Israeli Newspeak Hits a New Low (Even for Them)

The Politics of State Terror



As the Gazan death toll passes 375 with over 1,600 wounded, Robert Fisk schools the masses on Palestine-Israel, the Middle East, its dictators, diplomacy, and the West’s role in Middle Eastern conflict.

al Jazzera English – “Inside Story: Assault on Gaza Continues” with Robert Fisk, former Egyptian UN Ambassador Hassan Issa – 29 Dec 08 (22:31):

Israel has stepped up its attacks on Gaza for the third consecutive day on Monday. The Israeli raids have killed around 320 Gazans and wounded more than 1,400 so far. UNRWA has said that there are about 51 civilians among Gaza’s casualties including 17 women and some children. Meanwhile, Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni said that “in a war… civilians sometimes pay the price” in a sign that Israel will continue its attack until “all goals are achieved.” On Monday: We’ll discuss the Arab and international reactions to the current Israeli assault on Gaza, and what is the possible role that the Arab countries and the international community can play to end the current assault.

Part One (10:46):

Part Two (11:45):

For more on the Gaza Attacks, see our YouTube playlist.