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The Occupation of the American Mind: Film Screening

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film Screening
The Occupation of the American Mind
Tuesday Feb 27, 2024
7:00 pm
ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse
Polling shows strong global opposition to Israel’s most recent ongoing slaughter of unarmed Palestinian civilians who are fighting for their rights. Nevertheless, public sympathy and support for Israel within the US continues to hold strong. The Occupation of the American Mind zeroes in on this critical exception, breaking down the devastatingly effective public relations war that Israel and right-wing pro-Israel advocacy groups have been waging for decades in the US.
Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the US government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives and interests, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor. The result is a stunning look at how — and why — American media coverage of the conflict regularly minimizes the occupation, vilifies critics of Israeli policy, and dehumanizes the Palestinian people.