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MEDIA: Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land for Free

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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.
Through the voices of scholars, media critics, peace activists, religious figures, and Middle East experts, “Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land” carefully analyzes and explains how--through the use of language, framing and context--the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza remains hidden in the news media, and Israeli colonization of the occupied territories appears to be a defensive move rather than an offensive one. The documentary also explores the ways that U.S. journalists, for reasons ranging from intimidation to a lack of thorough investigation, have become complicit in carrying out Israel's PR campaign. At its core, the documentary raises questions about the ethics and role of journalism, and the relationship between media and politics.

Suggest watching this film with the original version with duration of 1 hour: 14 minutes.
For full original version go to this site http://freedocumentaries.org/int.php?filmID=169 and click on the bottom there “watch film now” by LARGE size

I wish you all the patience and careful review.

I don’t advise to start looking for parts of YouTube you look at the bottom; it can be done later, when viewing the problematic issues of occupation, peace, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCL6WdnuNp4 { Part 1 } 30:25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo2HW4T7wK4 { Part 2 } 32:43
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inXHPImuc9M - Occupied Territory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJgq7rjRxc8 - hidden Occupation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzBxdHJLAxo - Invisible Colonization
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF8GZv3jL8U - Violence in a Vacuum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChW5Pht6jSQ - Defining Who is Newsworthy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8k0DJbftCE - myth of U.S. Neutrality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15jm1o1rO5s - myth of the generous offer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5irVWevwHc - Marginalized voice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaFecTZx8AY - is peace possible?

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Comment by Narine Melikyan on January 20, 2010 at 7:57pm
Guys, Harry, Waleed and David, thanks to you all for the comments, now I see that I have something to do here.
David, your proposal will be kept in mind and try to answer you soon. Thanks to you all again!
Comment by Waleed Hammad on January 19, 2010 at 1:56pm
Hi Narine. You added a good post. The problem here summarizes with anti semitism and ignorance. Anything that accuses Israel or shows the bad face of Israel is described with 'antisemitic action'. By ignorance i mean that the global Media ignores the palestinian's suffering. On the other hand, any attack against Israelis appears in the global media as a terrorist attack. Finally, I feel proud as an Arab and palestinian man that Aljazeera International broadcasts in English language to let people overseas realize the fact.
Comment by harry deloria handenero on January 17, 2010 at 11:43am
hi narine how are you ? you have been mention about this two words of media and politics issue base on my knowledge this two words are always present in terms of any activities that somebody want to say..in my opinion regarding this issue..a politicians can made a propaganda through the media..either it is correct or wrong propaganda that they need to release to the public..narine this is only my comment about your issue ..thanks bless you .

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