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How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel

Critical analysis from one of the nation's leading voices on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Alison Weir
Alison Weir

(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:

Part 1

Part 2

part 3

Please click on any statistic for the source and more information.

Statistics Last Updated: November 6, 2008

Israeli and Palestinian Children Killed
September 29, 2000 - Present

123 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 1,050 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000. (View Source)

Chart showing that approximately 8.5 times more Palestinian children have been killed than Israeli children

Israelis and Palestinians Killed
September 29, 2000 - Present

Chart showing that 3 to 4 times more Palestinians have been killed than Israelis.

1,062 Israelis and at least 4,876 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000. (View Source)

Israelis and Palestinians Injured
September 29, 2000 - Present

8,341 Israelis and 33,034 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000. (View Source)

Chart showing that Palestinians are injured at least four times more often than Israelis.

Daily U.S. Taxes to Israel and the Palestinians
Fiscal Year 2007

Chart showing that the United States gives over 26 times more assistance to Israel than to Palestinian development organizations.

During Fiscal Year 2007, the U.S. gave more than $6.8 million per day to Israel and $0.3 million per day to the Palestinians. (View Source)

UN Resolutions Targeting Israel and the Palestinians
1955 - 1992

Israel has been targeted by at least 65 UN resolutions and the Palestinians have been targeted by none. (View Source)

Chart showing that Israel has been targeted by over 60 UN resolutions, while the Palestinians have been targeted by none.

Current Number of Political Prisoners and Detainees

Chart showing that Israel is holding over 8000 Palestinians prisoner.

1 Israeli is being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 10,756 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel. (View Source)

Demolitions of Israeli and Palestinian Homes
1967 - Present

0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 18,147 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967. (View Source)

Chart showing that 2202 Palestinian homes have been destroyed, compared to one Israeli home.

Current Israeli and Palestinian Unemployment Rates

Chart depicting the fact that the Palestinian unemployment is around 4 times the Israeli unemployment rate.

The Israeli unemployment rate is 7.3%, while the Palestinian unemployment is estimated at 23%. (View Source)

Current Illegal Settlements on the Other’s Land

Israel currently has 223 Jewish-only settlements and ‘outposts’ built on confiscated Palestinian land. Palestinians do not have any settlements on Israeli land. (View Source)

Chart showing that Israel has 227 Jewish-only settlements on Palestinian land.

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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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J.R. August 3, 2010 9:14 am (Pacific time)

   jews  OWN  or  CONTROL  ALL  of  the  media ....  ....  They  BOAST  of  it  openly  ...  They  have   blinded  the  populace  with   constant 

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