Watch this 14 minute segment from last nights episode of "60 Minutes." This show has a very high viewership, many Americans make it a tradition to gather together every Sunday night to watch and discuss the show.
Mainstream media in the USA rarely seeks to present Israeli apartheid for what it really is, but this 60 Minutes segment comes very close. In 14 minutes, the plight of Palestinian Christians is introduced. As a parallel, the fierce defense of Israel and its policies is revealed through Michael Oren.
"In my view, many Palestinians live under inhumane conditions, and U.S. taxpayers help to make it happen. Please, watch this and then share your impressions. Criticism of Israel's policies is not automatically anti-Semitic (see J-Street for an example of a pro-Israel, pro-peace group). In fact, the irony is that for Israel's hard-liners, their clever PR strategy could be their own worst enemy. While Israel certainly deserves security on its land, the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory (in Gaza and the West Bank) degrades Israel and drives Palestinians to desperation. The question of whether Israel is conducting a brutal military occupation or a reasonable defense against terrorism gets no real airtime. If we care about the long-term security of Israel, we have a responsibility to understand what our government is funding and supporting."
|Steves in Iran "I was greeted by smiles. When I explained where I was from, the smiles got bigger. Hooking fingers seemed to be human nature—we can be friends and can get along."|
To watch the documentary that Rick Steves recommended, visit http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/peace-propaganda-and-the-promised-land/