DC suburb will screen anti-Israel film narrated by Roger Waters

July 15, 2019

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Ron Kampeas writes in Jewish Telegraph Agency, “After canceling an earlier screening of an anti-Israel film following complaints by Washington-area Jewish officials, a Maryland suburb will now screen the movie narrated by Roger Waters later this month. The municipality of Takoma Park will screen “Occupation of the American Mind” on July 23. A blurb promoting the movie describes it as “a captivating documentary that reveals how the Israeli government, U.S. government, and pro-Israel lobbying groups have engaged in a decades-long propaganda campaign to shape American media coverage of Israel and its occupation of Palestinian lands.”

“It is narrated by Waters, the Pink Floyd rocker who has long led calls to boycott Israel. The movie was to have been screened last month as part of a cultural festival. Officials of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington were furious that it is back on the schedule.  Officials there said it was their impression that the municipality would consider the topic of Israel only after more deliberation and with more input from the Jewish community, and that the film would not be screened at all.”

“Instead, Takoma Park this week invited a JCRC official to appear on a panel at the screening with officials from two anti-Zionist groups, Jewish Voice for Peace and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.” (more…)  

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