IfAmericansKnew

Most Americans, whose government gives Israel over $10 million per day, have no idea that Israel commits human rights abuses every single day, since US media virtually never report this information: that Israeli forces daily invade Palestinian villages, daily abduct people, and daily injure people; that virtually every week Israeli forces destroy farmers' trees, demolish family homes, confiscate Palestinian land, and more...

These clips illustrate the kind of essential information US media companies almost never show Americans.

For daily news reports from the Palestinian Occupied Territories see https://imemc.org/article/category/types/news-report/ and http://english.pnn.ps/ and http://english.wafa.ps/

To understand the history and context of this issue see https://youtu.be/IPpFIKC0Fo0 and https://youtu.be/mmPlvxW5Xug and https://youtu.be/21ra1qxcCY4

For information on US aid to Israel see https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/cost.html

And for a complete list of sources used in this video, see https://iakn.us/DailyLifeClips

Watch the full 8 minute version here: https://iakn.us/DailyLife

Most Americans, whose government gives Israel over $10 million per day, have no idea that Israel commits human rights abuses every single day, since US media virtually never report this information: that Israeli forces daily invade Palestinian villages, daily abduct people, and daily injure people; that virtually every week Israeli forces destroy farmers' trees, demolish family homes, confiscate Palestinian land, and more...

These clips illustrate the kind of essential information US media companies almost never show Americans.

For daily news reports from the Palestinian Occupied Territories see https://imemc.org/article/category/types/news-report/ and http://english.pnn.ps/ and http://english.wafa.ps/

To understand the history and context of this issue see https://youtu.be/IPpFIKC0Fo0 and https://youtu.be/mmPlvxW5Xug and https://youtu.be/21ra1qxcCY4

For information on US aid to Israel see https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/cost.html

And for a complete list of sources used in this video, see https://iakn.us/DailyLifeClips

FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://israelpalestinenews.org/minn-cops-trained-by-israeli-police-who-often-use-knee-on-neck-restraint/

SOURCES:

ISRAELI HISTORIAN ILAN PAPPE ON THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINE
https://youtu.be/jQnKuzPX0Ls

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: "WITH WHOM ARE MANY U.S. POLICE DEPARTMENTS TRAINING? WITH A CHRONIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATOR - ISRAEL"
https://www.amnestyusa.org/with-whom-are-many-u-s-police-departments-training-with-a-chronic-human-rights-violator-israel/

"U.S. POLICE ARE BEING TRAINED BY ISRAEL-- AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR ARE PAYING THE PRICE"
https://progressive.org/dispatches/us-police-trained-by-israel-communities-of-color-paying-price-shahshahani-cohen-191007/

DEADLY EXCHANGE: THE DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES OF U.S.--ISRAEL LAW ENFORCEMENT EXCHANGES
https://deadlyexchange.org/deadly-exchange-research-report/

ISRAEL SECURITY FORCES ARE TRAINING AMERICAN COPS DESPITE HISTORY OF RIGHTS ABUSES
https://theintercept.com/2017/09/15/police-israel-cops-training-adl-human-rights-abuses-dc-washington/

HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT ON ISRAEL-PALESTINE
https://israelpalestinenews.org/human-rights-reports-on-israel-palestine-regularly-updated/

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES FINDINGS OF INVESTIGATION INTO BALTIMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-findings-investigation-baltimore-police-department

SENATE COMMITTEE SLIPS THROUGH $38 BILLION PACKAGE TO ISRAEL
https://israelpalestinenews.org/senate-committee-slips-through-38-billion-package-to-israel/

Over 30 million Americans have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus. American businesses have closed and the U.S. economy is devastated. Yet, the Israel lobby works to ensure that American taxpayers will continue to give Israel over $10 million per day...

For more information, read Alison Weir's article:
"Despite coronavirus-caused cutbacks, Israel expects to get full $3.8 billion"
at: https://iakn.us/IsraelExpects

Presentation at the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel "Special Relationship" on March 7, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Her book on the history of US-Israel relations was published in March 2014. It has been praised by experts on the issue and is an Amazon best seller. It is available at http://iakn.us/AOBJ-book

Ms Weir is president of the Council for the National Interest, created by ambassadors and former Congressmen in 1989, and executive director of If Americans Knew, a nonprofit organization she founded following an independent investigation as a freelance journalist to the West Bank and Gaza in early 2001. She writes and speaks widely on Israel-Palestine, and is considered the foremost analyst on media coverage of the region.

The New York Times reported of her presentation in Greenwich, Connecticut: "When the speech ended, Ms. Weir was met with thunderous applause, and across the room there was a widespread sense of satisfaction that someone was saying what needed to be said."

Former US Senator Tom Campbell stated of her talk in San Jose, California: "Ms. Weir presents a powerful, well documented view of the Middle East today. She is intelligent, careful, and critical. American policy makers would benefit greatly from hearing her first-hand observations and attempting to answer the questions she poses."

In 2004 she was inducted into honorary membership of Phi Alpha Literary Society at Illinois College. The award cited her as a: "Courageous journalist-lecturer on behalf of human rights. She is the first woman in history to receive an honorary membership in Phi Alpha."

Her articles have appeared in Censored 2005, The Encyclopedia of Palestine-Israel, The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, CounterPunch, Editor & Publisher, The Link, and other books and publications.

She has given talks in England, Wales, Qatar, Iraq, Iran, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Asia Media Summits in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, on Capitol Hill, and at..

Excerpt of an interview with the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Riza Pahlevl, by longtime broadcast journalist Mike Wallace on the weekly CBS news program "60 Minutes" that was broadcast on October 25, 1976. Regarding the Shah's discussion of the New York Times, see https://ifamericansknew.org/media/nyt-report.html

Although most Americans refer to the lobby as "the Israel lobby" (a more accurate term), it should be noted that like the Shah, Israelis call it "the Jewish lobby."

While in this 1976 interview Wallace seems skeptical of the Shah's statements, in 1988 Wallace himself broadcast a program exposing the power of the Israel lobby: https://youtu.be/wgaNmGydB5Y

May 2003 - A report by Sandra Jordan for Channel 4's Dispatches and Unreported World

Palestinian civilians live under the threat of Israeli Defence Force attacks that do not discriminate between militants and children. Israeli settlers live in fear of suicide attacks. But it is not only Palestinians and Israelis who are dying. Since the Gulf war, three Westerners have come under Israeli army attack.

An American peace activist was crushed to death by an IDF bulldozer; a British peace protester was shot in the head by an IDF sniper and remains in a coma; and a British cameraman was shot dead by the IDF.

Within hours of arriving Sandra and Rodrigo are shot at and tear-gassed by Israeli troops breaking up a memorial service for Rachel Corrie, an American peace activist crushed by an Israeli Army bulldozer two days before.

That sets the tone for a five-week stay in which they document the shooting by Israeli troops of the British peace campaigner Tom Hurndall, the death of James Miller, the award-winning cameraman who worked extensively for Channel 4, killed as he filmed Israeli troops bulldozing Palestinian homes, and the deaths and mutilation of many innocent Palestinians and Israelis.

Citations for the statements in the video can be found in Alison Weir's book "Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel" (http://iakn.us/AOBJ-book), and on the websites IfAmericansKnew.org and IsraelPalestineNews.org.

The plan: http://iakn.us/peaceplan
News from the region: http://iakn.us/latestnews

Citations for the statements in the video can be found in Alison Weir's book "Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel" (http://iakn.us/AOBJ-book), and on the websites IfAmericansKnew.org and IsraelPalestineNews.org.

The plan: http://iakn.us/peaceplan
News from the region: http://iakn.us/latestnews

Jan. 22, 2020 state dinner at residence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as part of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum "Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism.” The event was organized by Russian-Israeli oligarch Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor. See article: "The oligarch behind today's World Holocaust Forum, attended by presidents and kings: https://iakn.us/38A8CFm

From October 3 - 9, 2019, 138 Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights were documented. For the full list follow the link below:

https://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=13012

• Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: A civilian was killed and 67 others injured, including 30 children, a woman, and a paramedic and a civilian previously injured succumbed to his wounds.

• West Bank: 11 civilians injured, including 2 journalists and an Israeli activist, in the West Bank.

• During 80 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 60 civilians arrested, including 2 children and a woman.

• Hundreds of settlers raided al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City and closed the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.

• 4 shootings reported against Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza Strip Shore.

• 26 temporary checkpoints established in the West Bank, where 3 Palestinian civilians were arrested.

• Complete closure imposed on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank for Jewish holidays

Read the rest of the report at https://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=13012

Produced by Chris Smiley of If Americans Knew
more news and headlines: https://israelpalestinenews.org/

Report on Fresno's NBC affiliated news station KSEE24, September 15, 2019, about an upcoming speech by Alison Weir at Fresno Community College. Weir is executive director of Americans Knew, president of the Council for the National Interest, and author of "Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel," an amazon best seller. For more on the event see: https://israelpalestinenews.org/why-are-global-organizations-attacking-a-talk-in-small-town-of-clovis-ca/

News Report from CBS 47, Fresno, CA

A clip from Yoav Shamir's documentary, "Defamation"

In this short clip Alison talks about how she came to be aware of the Israel/Palestine conflict, America's role in it all, and about our ability and responsibility as U.S. citizens, to put an end to Israeli aggressions in the region.

Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/GG9wVNPBROM

This in-depth documentary features interviews with Israeli military officers as well as high-ranking American military and civilian officials. Those interviewed include Dean Rusk, former U.S. Secretary of State, Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, and several other surviving crew members who were on the USS Liberty that fateful day.

Israel has denied entry to an official visit by two US. Congress members despite the fact that the US has given Israel billions of dollars. Fox commentator Leslie Marshall and Congress members Aryanna Pressley (D-MA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders criticize Israel's action. For more information see http://bit.ly/2KD76cw and for information on US aid to Israel see http://bit.ly/2bXRWiA

"Toffee and the Gorilla" is an Israeli TV show starring Israeli actress Dawn Rosenzweig as Toffee. The show was titled "The History Program of Toffee the Gorilla." Israeli writer Roy Arad was a scriptwriter for the show, which appears to have aired in 2007 (iakn.us/2GCrjwF). While this show may be surprising to many Americans, there is a long precedent for such anti-Christians views. A book published by Princeton University Press, "Jesus in the Talmud" by scholar Peter Schafer, details the Talmudic passages about Jesus. See iakn.us/2SSZIMh (archived at iakn.us/2GCk5bE). Another Toffee show makes fun of the United States (which gives Israel over $10 million per day). View it at youtu.be/ta7GJV-pEKk

"Toffee and the Gorilla" is an Israeli TV show starring Israeli actress Dawn Rosenzweig as Toffee. The show was titled "The History Program of Toffee the Gorilla." Israeli writer Roy Arad was a scriptwriter for the show, which appears to have aired in 2007. While this show may be surprising to many Americans, there is a long precedent for such anti-Christians views. A book published by Princeton University Press, "Jesus in the Talmud" by scholar Peter Schafer, details the Talmudic passages about Jesus. See iakn.us/2SSZIMh (archived at iakn.us/2GCk5bE). Another Toffee show makes fun of the United States (which gives Israel over $10 million per day). View it at youtu.be/ta7GJV-pEKk

Notable votes against BDS/Pro-Israel: Gabbard, Khanna, Lewis
Notable votes supporting BDS: Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Omar

produced by Chris Smiley
more news and headlines: https://israelpalestinenews.org/

The New York Times videotaped 21 presidential candidates' responses to the question: "Do you think Israel meets international standards of human rights?" This is a short montage of their answers. For more information see https://iakn.us/2Ya0pGe

An exposé on Israel's detailed projects – some public, some covert – to influence what people see on the Internet, and what they don't. From the article, "How Israel and its partisans work to censor the Internet" iakn.us/2Ixc6LC – the article has additional information and citations.Since the U.S. gives Israel over $10 million per day, it is essential that Americans are thoroughly informed on this issue.
(The original version of this video was removed by YouTube under erroneous claims. Our second attempt was age restricted, again unjustly. We hope this one will survive the usual flagging by Israel partisans that is described in the film.)

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An exposé on Israel's detailed projects – some public, some covert – to influence what people see on the Internet, and what they don't. From the article, "How Israel and its partisans work to censor the Internet" iakn.us/2Ixc6LC – the article has additional information and citations.Since the U.S. gives Israel over $10 million per day, it is essential that Americans are thoroughly informed on this issue.
(A previous version of this video was removed by YouTube under erroneous claims. We hope this one will survive the usual flagging by Israel partisans that is described in the film.)

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(Produced in 2006 by Alternate focus) Like most Americans, Alison Weir, the editor of a small-town weekly newspaper in California, knew very little about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, other than what she had gleaned from the evening news or newspaper headlines. As a journalist, her attention was on issues much closer to home. Neither a muslim nor a jew, she nevertheless became more curious about the topic of the Palestinian uprising. And as she researched it, she became increasingly suspicious that the American media were not telling us the whole story. Months later, she quit her job and traveled to the occupied territories as an independent journalist to find out for herself what the U.S. media seemed to be omitting.

Upon her return, she founded If Americans Knew, an organization dedicated to quantifying the ways in which the American media was misinforming the public about the conflict. Ms. Weir explains her group's methodology, analyzes the data, and reports on the key findings. Producers: Paul Chek and John Odam (2006)

Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST and on cable stations near you. Check website for details.

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If Americans Knew is an independent research and information-dissemination institute, with particular focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S. foreign policy regarding the Middle East, and media coverage of this issue. Specifically, the organization's objective is to provide information that is to a large degree missing from American press coverage of this critical region.