Parts of Censored Al Jazeera Documentary on D.C. Israel Lobby Leaked
GA: As Britain is coming to terms with the depth and the vile tactics employed by Zionist political organisations, Haaretz reports today on the Israeli Lobby's activity that is set to obliterate what is left of American values and political culture. Watch this now,
Leaked clips from film, pulled by Al Jazeera in bid to appease American Jewish community, shows 'astroturfing' by college students involved with right-wing think tank, claims to reveal top U.S. donor of BDS blacklist.
New details about the contents of the censored documentary appeared this week in the French monthly newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique, and video excerpts from it were published by Max Blumenthal and on the website Electronic Intifada.
Two sources from pro-Israeli organizations who were contacted at the time by Al Jazeera's undercover reporter confirmed to Haaretz on Thursday that the new video excerpts were indeed filmed by the reporter, who has gone underground since early 2017.
The reporter managed to become an intern at The Israel Project, a pro-Israeli organization in Washington, as Haaretz first reported last year.
In one of the leaked excerpts from the film, he is seen speaking to one his bosses at The Israel Project, who tells him that Adam Milstein, an Israeli-American millionaire who supports a number of pro-Israeli groups in America, has been funding the secretive organization Canary Mission, which targets activists against Israel and the occupation on American campuses.
Milstein denied this week, following the publication of this excerpt from the film, that he has been funding Canary Mission, which has been criticized by other pro-Israeli organizations for its aggressive tactics.
Another excerpt shows how a "pro-Israeli" demonstration of American college students is put together, even though some of the demonstrators are in fact not interested at all in the subject.
The Al Jazeera reporter joined a group of students who received a fellowship from the right-wing Hoover Institution, and they are seen telling him that their presence in a small pro-Israeli demonstration has been declared mandatory by their supervisors.
"This is actually the first foot-soldier activity that we've been forced to do," one of the students says. Another describes it as "a chance to shout at Arabs" who will protest against Israel at the same location.
The students also describe their presence at the demonstration as "astroturfing" - a political term that describes inauthentic political activism, which pretends to be grass-roots based activism. "It's when you set up fake protests," one student says. The same students are later seen holding "pro-Israel" signs at the demonstration.
Since June 2017, Qatar has been placed under a partial blockade by two of its neighbors, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. As a result of that blockade, Qatar has intensified its lobbying efforts in the United States, in hopes of convincing the Trump administration to support it in the spat with the Saudis and the UAE. A major pillar of that lobbying effort has been an attempt by Qatar to win over the support of major Jewish American organizations, especially those considered right-wing and supportive of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
Qatar has invested millions of dollars in courting those Jewish organizations. That has included first-class flights and luxurious visits to Doha that were offered to influential figures in the American Jewish community; six-figure donations to right-wing Jewish organizations; generous honorariums paid to certain individuals who spoke favorably of Qatar after visiting the country, such as Mike Huckabee, a former Republican politician and the father of President Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders; and other expenses.