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About Israel-Palestine see the video https://iakn.us/basics and go to our website: https://ifamericansknew.org/

The US gives Israel over $10 million per day for weaponry: https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html

For Information specifically about Gaza go to https://bit.ly/3vH0DF6

The singing in this video is by Eliska Sykorova, a Czech singer-songwriter based in Prague. She first posted this song on her YouTube channel, entitled "Stop the war!"
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi4FMPkNcGBpVS6StO6Iuug

The song was written by Ed McCurdy in 1950 - more information at https://web.archive.org/web/20220305182315/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Night_I_Had_the_Strangest_Dream

Mohammed Salhiya, the owner of the home, said, “I’ve been attacked for 25 years, 25 years I’ve faced pressure to sell the land…I’ve spent 25 years just in the courts with them.”

Mohammed and members of his family refused to leave their home on Monday, even threatening to burn down the house, rather than yield to Israel’s demands to vacate. "We don't want death. But we have been expelled from our homeland again and again. We are already dead. We are dead inside. We have been dead since 1948," he said.

To learn more about this incident, go to:

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/sheikh-jarrah-israeli-forces-raid-neighbourhood-overnight-demolish-salhiya-house

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/19/world/middleeast/israel-palestine-jerusalem-eviction.html

For more on the Israel/Palestine issue, visit https://ifamericansknew.org/

Please consider donating to If Americans Knew so we can carry on this important work. Go to https://ifamericansknew.org/about_us/donate.html

For daily news on this issue subscribe to our blog: https://israelpalestinenews.org/

WATCH: UN video & report on Israeli forces shooting Gaza protesters.

The video was screened at the UN Human Rights Council meeting February 28, 2019.

Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper posted it on March 1.

An independent investigation concluded that ‘nations have a duty to ‘arrest persons alleged to have committed, or who ordered to have committed, the international crimes described in the present report’

More information is at bit.ly/2C7CISF

A thought-provoking and powerful 2006 documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement. Narrated by Alison Weir, author of the best-selling book "Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel" - available at http://iakn.us/AOBJ-book. DVDs of the documentary are available at nominal cost from If Americans Knew. https://iakn.us/Occ101DVD

Israeli soldiers describe their actions in the Palestinian city of Hebron in the West Bank, and of Israeli settlers living there – from the film by Israeli director Rona Segal, "‘Everyone’s a Suspect.’ Six Former Israeli Soldiers Speak on Their Time in Hebron." See the full film at https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/16/opinion/israel-palestine-idf-mission-hebron.html

Segal says: "I joined the army when I was 18 years old. Military service is mandatory in Israel (with few exemptions) and we’re instructed to never doubt its necessity. But I wanted to make films, so I maneuvered my way into the Israel Defense Forces’ film unit.

"The army is where I learned the craft of filmmaking, and making the short documentary above allowed me to go back to those years. But now, as an independent filmmaker, I have a different perspective, a perspective that most 18-year-olds simply don’t have.

"Here, ex-soldiers share their accounts of day-to-day operations on the ground in Hebron, the largest Palestinian city in the West Bank. They offer a view that has rarely been seen by the public."

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U.S. politicians from both parties vote to give Israel over $10 million per day of Americans' tax money. For more information on this issue see https://ifamericansknew.org/

During the first Palestinian "intifada" (uprising), Israeli forces perpetrated a policy of breaking protesters' bones. More information about the this policy is at https://iakn.us/3wqfrGN and https://iakn.us/3k2ziqy. The video is an excerpt from the documentary "Occupation 101 - Voices of the Silenced Majority" - available at https://iakn.us/Occ101 and https://vimeo.com/18333779 (The narrator of the video is American author Alison Weir, founder of the nonprofit organization If Americans Knew.)

Yitzhak Rabin, the initiator of this policy, later became Israeli Prime Minister, and is now known as a 'peacemaker'. Few people are aware of this history, and the fact that during Israel's founding war, Rabin personally ordered that Palestinian inhabitants of Lydda “be expelled quickly without attention to age.” Thousands of refugees, entire families, elderly people, women and children marched about 15 miles eastwards in the height of summer. Dozens, including infants, did not survive the journey, as reported at https://iakn.us/3k3uUXY.

Alison Weir was invited to speak at the 2021 reunion of the crew members and families of the USS Liberty, a US Navy ship attacked by Israel. The 1967 air and sea attack, which was intended to sink the ship with all men aboard, killed 34 Americans and injured over 170. The independent commission headed by Admiral Thomas Moorer found that there was "compelling evidence that Israel’s attack was a deliberate attempt to destroy an American ship and kill her entire crew", and stated that the attack constituted "an act of war against the United States." See https://iakn.us/Liberty

Weir is the founder and executive director of If Americans Knew, a non-ideological, nonpartisan think tank that provides information on Israel-Palestine to the American public: http://ifamericansknew.org/

She is also the author of a best selling book on the Israel lobby: http://iakn.us/AOBJ-book

In her presentation, Weir discusses her trips to the region as an independent journalist, media coverage of the issue, the actions of the powerful pro-Israel lobby in the US, and what these mean for Americans, whose politicians give over $10 million per day to Israel (See https://iakn.us/Cost).

The reunion was held in Pensacola, Florida, June 3-7, 2021. Weir's talk was June 4, 2021.

Even though some of their major journalists investigated and broadcast this report, Fox News inexplicably removed these videos from its website not long afterwards. All four parts of this report can be viewed in this video. For the complete transcript, click here: http://iakn.us/2moXl2K

TRANSCRIPT:

BRIT HUME, HOST: It has been more than 16 years since a civilian working for the Navy was charged with passing secrets to Israel. Jonathan Pollard pled guilty to conspiracy to commit espionage and is serving a life sentence. At first, Israeli leaders claimed Pollard was part of a rogue operation, but later took responsibility for his work.

Now Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn't tell us before September 11. Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron has details in the first of a four-part series.

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CARL CAMERON, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Since September 11, more than 60 Israelis have been arrested or detained, either under the new patriot anti-terrorism law, or for immigration violations. A handful of active Israeli military were among those detained, according to investigators, who say some of the detainees also failed polygraph questions when asked about alleged surveillance activities against and in the United States.

There is no indication that the Israelis were involved in the 9-11 attacks, but investigators suspect that they Israelis may have gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance, and not shared it. A highly placed investigator said there are "tie-ins." But when asked for details, he flatly refused to describe them, saying, "evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."

Fox News has learned that one group of Israelis, spotted in North Carolina recently, is suspected of keeping an apartment in California to spy on a group of Arabs who the United States is also investigating for links to terrorism. Numerous classified documents obtained by Fox News indicate that even prior to September 11, as many as 140 other Israelis had been detained or arrested in a secretive and sprawling investigation into suspected espionage by Israelis in the United States.

Investigators from numerous government agencies are part of a working group that's been compiling evidence since the mid '90s. These documents detail hundreds of incidents in cities and towns across the country that investigators say, "may well be an organized intelligence gathering activity."

The first part of the investigation focuses on Israelis who say they are art students from the University of Jerusalem and Bazala Academy. They repeatedly made contact with U.S. government personnel, the report says, by saying they wanted to sell cheap art or handiwork.

Documents say they, "targeted and penetrated military bases." The DEA, FBI and dozens of government facilities, and even secret offices and unlisted private homes of law enforcement and intelligence personnel. The majority of those questioned, "stated they served in military intelligence, electronic surveillance intercept and or explosive ordinance units."

Another part of the investigation has resulted in the detention and arrests of dozens of Israelis at American mall kiosks, where they've been selling toys called Puzzle Car and Zoom Copter. Investigators suspect a front.

Shortly after The New York Times and Washington Post reported the Israeli detentions last months, the carts began vanishing. Zoom Copter's Web page says, "We are aware of the situation caused by thousands of mall carts being closed at the last minute. This in no way reflects the quality of the toy or its salability. The problem lies in the operators' business policies."

Why would Israelis spy in and on the U.S.? A general accounting office investigation referred to Israel as country A and said, "According to a U.S. intelligence agency, the government of country A conducts the most aggressive espionage operations against the U.S. of any U.S. ally."

A defense intelligence report said Israel has a voracious appetite for information and said, "the Israelis are motivated by strong survival instincts which dictate every possible facet of their political and economical policies. It aggressively collects military and industrial technology and the U.S. is a high priority target."

The document concludes: "Israel possesses the resources and technical capability to achieve its collection objectives."

We take a look at false narratives and twisted language presented by popular progressive news commentator/comedian Trevor Noah, these lies enable Israel to perpetrate genocide in Palestine.

Produced by Chris Smiley https://www.facebook.com/chris.smiley.9404/

Palestinian voices to listen to:
https://twitter.com/Omar_Gaza
https://twitter.com/Issaamro
https://www.facebook.com/Janna.Jihad

Pete McCloskey: Leading from the Front tells the colorful story of former Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey, a true political "maverick”, who was both a Marine war hero in Korea and a leading peace advocate during Vietnam.

While representing California's 11th District from 1967 to 1983 (now Silicon Valley), McCloskey became one of the first members of Congress to oppose the war in Vietnam, and in 1972 ran against President Nixon as an anti-war Presidential candidate. In 1973, after the Watergate scandal broke, McCloskey was the first member of Congress from either party to call for the impeachment of Nixon, his own party's President.

Before he served in Congress, McCloskey was one of the nation's first environmental lawyers, and one of the first attorneys to racially integrate his legal practice. As a member of Congress, he co-chaired the first Earth Day in 1970, co-authored the Endangered Species Act, and contributed to other environmental laws including the Clean Air and Clean Water acts.

McCloskey did not go quietly into retirement. In 2006, at age 78, he was so outraged by the corruption in the Republican-controlled Congress and his party’s anti-environmental policies that he led what he called “the revolt of the elders.” McCloskey reentered politics to run against Congressman Richard Pombo in the Republican primary, which contributed to Pombo's defeat in the general election.

McCloskey's story offers an example of an authentic hero who dedicates his life to public service and follows his conscience, despite the prevailing political winds. The documentary cuts through contemporary biases based on ideologies and party affiliations to open a unique window onto an important span of our nation's history. In so doing, it enables that history to illuminate present day politics and issues in a new, even refreshing light.

The pro-Israel lobby targeted McCloskey for removal from Congress when he spoke out against Israeli war crimes. He was a longtime supporter of human rights for all – including Palestinians. He was also a supporter of the American veterans whose ship, the USS Liberty, had been viciously attacked by Israeli forces in 1967 – see https://ifamericansknew.org/us_ints/ussliberty.html McCloskey was a member of the founding board of directors of the Council for the National Interest: https://councilforthenationalinterest.org/

U.S. media reports focus on Palestinian rockets fired into Israel from Gaza, but the reports leave out essential facts, making the aggressors seem like victims, and the victims like aggressors.

For facts and citations see https://iakn.us/rockets​ and https://iakn.us/history​ and for ongoing news and analysis see https://israelpalestinenews.org/​.
For information on the Israel lobby, see this: http://iakn.us/aList​
A video showing Israel's strategies for manipulating Americans is at https://youtu.be/RvH47pAm1MA

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

Pro-Israel organizations and individuals have acquired major power in Congress among both parties, driving many US policies. A number of books have described this situation, including "The Israel Lobby" by Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, "They Dare to speak Out" by former Congressman Paul Findley, "The Lobby" by Edward Tivnan, "Big Israel" by Grant Smith, and "Against Our Better Judgment" by Alison Weir.

Below are resources and citations for information on the Israel-Palestine issue:

• US tax money to Israel: https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/cost... and https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usai...

• The history of the issue: https://ifamericansknew.org/history/ and http://iakn.us/AOBJ-book

• A list of the Israel lobby: https://israelpalestinenews.org/the-i...

• The situation for Palestinians: https://israelpalestinenews.org/human... and https://youtu.be/o22x81SCBiU and https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

• A list of Israelis and Palestinians killed since 2000: https://israelpalestinetimeline.org/

• Daily news and analysis: https://israelpalestinenews.org/

• Statistics and overall information: https://ifamericansknew.org/

The US gives Israel 3.8 BILLION DOLLARS a year in military aid. Yet, Israel earns more than $1,000 per head of its population through its arms deals, several times more than the US earns. Who does Israel sell weapons to and how do they use those weapons? The answer may terrify you. This 3 minute video reveals those open secrets.

SOURCES:

https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/editorial/good-luck-in-your-genocide-trial-1.8196994

https://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-arming-neo-nazis-ukraine/24876

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/israel-maintains-robust-arms-trade-rogue-regimes-171022100816302.html

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/rights-groups-demand-israel-stop-arming-neo-nazis-in-the-ukraine-1.6248727

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-a-settler-s-battle-against-israeli-arms-sales-to-murderous-regimes-1.6075597

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0txqZUjAp3s

https://www.972mag.com/israel-arms-exports-neo-nazis-ukraine/

https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3756398,00.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyuNVgrOWvE

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/11/israel-arms-sales-eitay-mack-idf

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2015/1119/Eitay-Mack-wants-Israel-to-reveal-its-secret-arms-sales

https://www.972mag.com/israel-arms-sales-genocide-podcast/

https://www.972mag.com/israel-weapons-exports-activists/

https://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/World_News_3/Israelis-arms-deals-and-fl-ooding-South-Sudan-with-weapons.shtml

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-arms-sales-to-dictators-pariahs-states-alarming-picture-1.7250048

https://www.rappler.com/nation/243082-report-says-israel-hide-arms-sales-philippines

https://www.csmonitor.com/1982/1227/122739.html

https://www.haaretz.com/.premium-israel-ranks-world-s-no-6-arms-exporter-1.5286178

There are 26 million people worldwide who have fled to other countries as refugees, more than half of whom are under the age of 18. Israel plays a role in over 80% of the world's refugees. This 3 minute video explains how.

For a short video with basic information on Israel by author Alison Weir see:
https://youtu.be/IPpFIKC0Fo0

For information on the $38 billion to Israel see:

https://israelpalestinenews.org/congress-passes-legislation-to-expend-19-million-day-on-behalf-of-israel/
https://israelpalestinenews.org/senate-committee-slips-through-38-billion-package-to-israel/
https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/cost.html

SOURCES: Israel's Arms Sales and Clients

https://www.sipri.org/sites/default/files/2019-03/fs_1903_at_2018_0.pdf

https://jacobinmag.com/2018/11/israel-arms-sales-eitay-mack-idf

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/israels-badly-kept-secret-selling-arms-regimes-war

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/01/18/philippines-dutertes-drug-war-claims-12000-lives#

https://www.972mag.com/israeli-weapons-sales-philippines/143722/

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-sold-arms-to-myanmar-during-ethnic-cleansing-campaign-1.5459614

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/23/israel-maintains-robust-arms-trade-with-rogue-regimes/

https://www.haaretz.com/.premium-israel-ranks-world-s-no-6-arms-exporter-1.5286178

https://www.haaretz.com/.premium-6-800-arms-exporters-working-in-israel-state-documents-reveal-1.5295639

https://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/World_News_3/Israelis-arms-deals-and-fl-ooding-South-Sudan-with-weapons.shtml

https://theconversation.com/kashmiris-are-living-a-long-nightmare-of-indian-colonialism-121925

Since U.S. media provide very little information, if any, on Palestinians who have been killed, we are producing videos about some of these tragic, largely hidden victims. To see a list and charts of Israelis and Palestinians killed in the conflict go to https://israelpalestinetimeline.org/
For information on U.S. taxpayer money to Israel see https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html
For information on the history of this issue see https://ifamericansknew.org/history/
For our news blog see https://israelpalestinenews.org/

PLEASE DONATE so that we can continue our work to provide facts to the American public that are largely missing from US news coverage. We are an American 501c3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are fully tax deductible: https://ifamericansknew.org/about_us/donate.html

Regarding Israel taking Palestinian organs, mentioned in the video, see:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/dec/21/israeli-pathologists-harvested-organs
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/12/21/israel.organs/index.html
https://ifamericansknew.org/cur_sit/aw-organs2.html

Since U.S. media provide very little information, if any, on Palestinians who have been killed, we are producing videos about some of these tragic, largely hidden victims. To see a list and charts of Israelis and Palestinians killed in the conflict go to https://israelpalestinetimeline.org/ For information on U.S. taxpayer money to Israel see https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html
For information on the history of this issue see https://ifamericansknew.org/history/
For our news blog see https://israelpalestinenews.org/

PLEASE DONATE so that we can continue our work to provide facts to the American public that are largely missing from US news coverage. We are an American 501c3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are fully tax deductible: https://ifamericansknew.org/about_us/donate.html

Since U.S. media provide very little information, if any, on Palestinians who have been killed, we are producing videos about some of these tragic, largely hidden victims. To see a list and charts of Israelis and Palestinians killed in the conflict go to https://israelpalestinetimeline.org/ For information on U.S. taxpayer money to Israel see https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html
For information on the history of this issue see https://ifamericansknew.org/history/
For our news blog see https://israelpalestinenews.org/

PLEASE DONATE so that we can continue our work to provide facts to the American public that are largely missing from US news coverage. We are an American 501c3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are fully tax deductible: https://ifamericansknew.org/about_us/donate.html

For more information, see: https://www.dci-palestine.org/israeli_forces_kill_16_year_old_palestinian_boy_with_excessive_force
Since U.S. media provide very little information, if any, on Palestinians who have been killed, we are producing videos about some of these tragic, largely hidden victims. To see a list and charts of Israelis and Palestinians killed in the conflict go to https://israelpalestinetimeline.org/
For information on U.S. taxpayer money to Israel see https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html
For information on the history of this issue see https://ifamericansknew.org/history/
For our news blog see https://israelpalestinenews.org/

PLEASE DONATE so that we can continue our work to provide facts to the American public that are largely missing from US news coverage. We are an American 501c3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are fully tax deductible: https://ifamericansknew.org/about_us/donate.html

For more information see: https://www.dci-palestine.org/israeli_forces_shoot_and_kill_17_year_old_boy_on_rooftop_near_hebron

Since U.S. media provide very little information, if any, on Palestinians who have been killed, we are producing videos about some of these tragic, largely hidden victims. To see a list and charts of Israelis and Palestinians killed in the conflict go to https://israelpalestinetimeline.org/
For information on U.S. taxpayer money to Israel see https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html
For information on the history of this issue see https://ifamericansknew.org/history/
For our news blog see https://israelpalestinenews.org/

PLEASE DONATE so that we can continue our work to provide facts to the American public that are largely missing from US news coverage. We are an American 501c3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are fully tax deductible: https://ifamericansknew.org/about_us/donate.html

Since U.S. media provide very little information, if any, on Palestinians who have been killed, we are producing videos about some of these tragic, largely hidden victims...
To see a list and charts of Israelis and Palestinians killed in the conflict go to https://israelpalestinetimeline.org/
For information on U.S. taxpayer money to Israel see https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html
For information on the history of this issue see https://ifamericansknew.org/history/
For our news blog see https://israelpalestinenews.org/
PLEASE DONATE so that we can continue our work to provide facts to the American public that are largely missing from US news coverage. We are an American 501c3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are fully tax deductible: https://ifamericansknew.org/about_us/donate.html

Since U.S. media provide very little information, if any, on Palestinians who have been killed, we are producing videos about some of these tragic, largely hidden victims. To see a list and charts of Israelis and Palestinians killed in the conflict go to https://israelpalestinetimeline.org/
For information on U.S. taxpayer money to Israel see https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html
For information on the history of this issue see https://ifamericansknew.org/history/
For our news blog see https://israelpalestinenews.org/

PLEASE DONATE so that we can continue our work to provide facts to the American public that are largely missing from US news coverage. We are an American 501c3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are fully tax deductible: https://ifamericansknew.org/about_us/donate.html

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Since U.S. media provide very little information, if any, on Palestinians who have been killed, we are producing videos about some of these tragic, largely hidden victims. To see a list and charts of Israelis and Palestinians killed in the conflict go to https://israelpalestinetimeline.org/
For information on U.S. taxpayer money to Israel see https://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html
For information on the history of this issue see https://ifamericansknew.org/history/
For our news blog see https://israelpalestinenews.org/

PLEASE DONATE so that we can continue our work to provide facts to the American public that are largely missing from US news coverage. We are an American 501c3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are fully tax deductible: https://ifamericansknew.org/about_us/donate.html

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

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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.