American academic and author, and film producer, professor Sut Jhally (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) has produced a new film, The Occupation of the American Mind (watch film clip below).
“So part of their big lie is “we want to make peace with our neighbors.” No they don’t. That is just a barefaced lie. But if you say that, then get a spokesperson for the Israeli government will come on, and say the lie again. Exactly the same lie, they’ll say it again. “We want peace. We’re just defending ourselves.” The rockets rain down, and they go on saying the same thing, over, and over, and over again,” Roger Waters.
The film only deal with the Israel’s June 1967 occupation of Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem. It doesn’t call pre-1967 Zionist state of Israel as “European occupation” of an Arab land in 1948.
The film is based on narrations of several American, Israeli and British celebrities including Roger Walters, Amira Hass, MJ Rosenberg, professor Stephen M. Walt, Dr. Noam Chomsky, professor Henry Siegman, professor Rashid Khalidi, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, Max Blumenthal, etc.
The film shows how Israeli propagandist in Occupied Palestine and the United States have brainwashed a vast majority of Americans especially country’s politicians and law enforcement officials on the Middle East and the Muslim world in general. However, the speakers don’t point out that similar anti-Muslim Israeli propaganda had long been implemented in many other western nations, such as, Canada, France, Germany, Britain, Australia, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, etc.
Both professor Sut Jhally, and Roger Walters were interviewed recently by The Real News (here).
Sut Jhally was born in Kenya in a Indian Hindu immigrant family. When he was still a kid, his parents moved to England where he completed his studies (here).