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Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land


Bathsheba Ratzkoff & Sut Jhally


80 minutes (main feature only)

Produced by:
Bathsheba Ratzkoff & Sut Jhally

Edited by:
Bathsheba Ratzkoff & Kenyon King

English with Spanish, French, Arabic and Hebrew subtitles
    Official Selection!
— Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival

"Using journalists, scholars, and several moderate Israeli activists, "Peace" is a point-by-point indictment of the American media for being in the thrall of the Israeli PR machine, to the disservice of the truth."
—NY Daily News

The U.S. Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

This pivotal video exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites--working in combination with Israeli public relations strategies--exercise a powerful influence over news reporting about the Middle East conflict. Combining American and British TV news clips with observations of analysts, journalists, and political activists, Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land provides an historical overview, a striking media comparison, and an examination of factors that have distorted U.S. media coverage and, in turn, American public opinion.

Interviewees include Seth Ackerman, Mjr. Stav Adivi, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Hanan Ashrawi, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Dr. Neve Gordon, Toufic Haddad, Sam Husseini, Hussein Ibish, Robert Jensen, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Karen Pfeifer, Alisa Solomon, and Gila Svirsky.


  • Intro
  • American Media: Occupied Territory
  • Hidden Occupation
  • Invisible Colonization
  • Violence in a Vacuum
  • Defining Who Is Newsworthy
  • Myth of U.S. Neutrality
  • Myth of the Generous Offer
  • Marginalized Voices
  • Is Peace Possible?

    DVD Disc 1 Features
  • Main Feature 80 minutes
  • Interviews 151 minutes
  • News Clips 64 minutes

    DVD Disc 2 Features
  • Interviews 66 minutes
  • Short Films 260 minutes
  • Downloadable PDF of 400 weblinks

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