Friday, October 27, 7pm, Maynard Ave. United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave.

Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except in the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind [2016, 84 minutes] takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the United States.

Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor.

From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, 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 its increasingly right-wing policies.

Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Connie Hammond,


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

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