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How American News Media Works In Favor Of IsraelBy Alison Weir Special to Salem-News.com
Critical analysis from one of the nation's leading voices on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
(SACRAMENTO) - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.
It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.
The videos below feature Alison Weir discussing both her discovery of the problems between Palestinians and Israelis, and the extreme significance of the way this conflict has been and continues to receive one sided coverage through the regular American media channels.
Below the series of videos, several graphs are listed which explain the trends over the years that have developed through Israel's apartheid laws that create entirely different circumstances for Arabs and Jews who are arrested.
As we have reported in the past, Alison Weir's voice is extremely well known in the sound, peaceful struggle to raise awareness about the systematic elimination of the Palestinian culture, and the continued erosion of their rights under Israel's laws, which are increasingly being compared to the former system of South Africa.
Please watch these three videos to broaden your understanding of Palestine and Israel:
Please click on any statistic for the source and more information.
Statistics Last Updated: November 6, 2008
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Alison Weir's goals are peace and understanding and the realization of a real multi-cultural place where people are not continually scrutinized and referred to as 'terrorists' in order for one side to further its difficult political position. As a former journalist, Weir has traveled throughout the West Bank and Gaza, and speaks widely on this topic; in the past having given two briefings on Capitol Hill, three talks at the Asia Media Summit in Kuala Lumpur (at the end of the month she will be speaking at the Summit in Beijing), presentations in Ramallah and Bethlehem, and lectures at numerous campuses across the US, including Harvard Law School, Stanford, Yale, UC Berkeley, MIT, Vassar, and the Naval Postgraduate Institute.
Weir has received awards from the Council on American Islamic Relations and the American Arab Anti-discrimination Committee, and she was asked to contribute a chapter to Project Censored's 2005 volume. She was inducted into membership of Phi Alpha Literary Society, founded in 1845 at Illinois College, the award citing her as a “Courageous journalist-lecturer on behalf of human rights." She was the first woman to receive an honorary membership in Phi Alpha history. Her writings on this topic have appeared in publications including The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, The Link, CounterPunch, the Bay Guardian, and anthologies published in the US and abroad. She was the narrator of the award-winning documentary "Occupation 101." Weir was the subject of the Public Access program "Off the Charts," produced by Alternate Focus, and is a member of the board of directors of the Council for the National Interest and New Policy.
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