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Alison Weir - The Hidden History of How the US Was Used to Create Israel

Updated: Jun 11

Recently, the US Senate voted unanimously in support of the latest Israeli genocidal rampage in Gaza. The Israeli lobby is apparently so powerful that even the few progressive Senators like Bernie Sanders, and Al Franken quiver at the thought of crossing them. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was caught on camera literally running to get away from reporters' questions on the subject.

Alison Weir's probing statistical breakdown of US corporate media coverage, reveals how the US corporate propaganda system have managed perception to make black appear white on the subject of Palestine in the minds of most Americans for at least 50 years.

However, this time US corporate media were caught with their pants down. While they went on with their usual spin about "Israel having a right to defend itself" portraying the situation as a two sided conflict, pictures and video of children blown to bits, hospitals and UN shelters attacked, and entire neighborhoods leveled were all over the internet exposing the attack for what it was: a one sided slaughter of innocents with no place to hide. The fact that these were very obvious war crimes simultaneously exposed the one sided coverage. The media at first didn't know what to do. Recalling some of their best correspondents for reporting on atrocities that they witnessed first hand, and then having to do a double-take in the face of public outrage.

As we learn from this presentation, virtually everything Americans have been told about the State of Israel is a lie or misleading, and the actual history of the region is largely unknown. The early history of Zionism and the machinations within the US involved in the creation and support for the State of Israel is a history that has also largely been obscured from the public. Who are the Zionists and why and how did they come to have such a strangle hold on US politics? What is the nature of that power? These and other questions will be addressed as Alison Weir discusses her new book, Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel.

Speaker bio:

Alison Weir is executive director of If Americans Knew, a research and information-dissemination institute that focuses on Israel-Palestine, and president of the Council for the National Interest, an NGO based in Washington D.C. and founded by former Congressmen and diplomats. Weir first began to study the U.S.-Israel relationship after traveling to the Middle East as an independent journalist in 2001. She has lectured internationally on the American connection to the region, and her essays and articles have appeared in a number of books and magazines, including The New Intifada (Verso), Censored 2005 (Seven Stories Press), Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Rienner), the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Counterpunch, and The Link. Weir appeared on C-SPAN as a speaker at the historic National Summit to reassess U.S.-Israel "special relationship". She is currently working on part two of Against Our Better Judgment, which will examine the U.S.-Israel relationship from the 1950s up until the present day.

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