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Still from Israelism.

Without presenting a single shred of evidence, Rep. Nancy Pelosi recently contended on CNN that protesters challenging U.S. and Israeli policies in Gaza are doing the Kremlin’s bidding. “For them to call for a cease-fire is Mr. Putin’s message. Make no mistake, this is directly connected to what he would like to see… I think some of these protesters are spontaneous and organic and sincere. Some, I think, are connected to Russia. And I say that having looked at this for a long time now… I think some financing should be investigated. And I want to ask the FBI to investigate that,” Pelosi squealed.(Paging Joe McCarthy!)

Nevertheless, undaunted, two thirty-something American Jewish filmmakers have made Israelism, a documentary that is the worst ideological nightmare for the mindless pro-Israel camp. Erin Axelrod and Sam Eilertsen expertly give the lie to the one-sided propaganda about Palestinians that American Jews and others have been indoctrinated with regarding the Israeli occupation, apartheid and other dehumanizing policies, in a skillfully rendered, award-winning 80-minute nonfiction film. Challenging the dominant pro-Israel mythos, American Jewish and Palestinian activists, along with independent presidential candidate/academic Cornel West and intellectual Noam Chomsky, expose the lies that have been perpetrated and perpetuated by the ultra-Zionist militaristic regime and its supporters, threatening their stranglehold over the hearts and minds of Jewish and other Americans.

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[1] Pelosi claims some protesters calling for Gaza cease-fire are linked to Russia : NPR ➤ https://npr.org/2024/01/28/1227487571/pelosi-gaza-fbi-ceasefire-protesters-russia[2] My Account - CounterPunch.org ➤ http://www.counterpunch.org/my-account/[3] Subscribe - CounterPunch.org ➤ https://www.counterpunch.org/subscribe/[4] My Account - CounterPunch.org ➤ https://www.counterpunch.org/my-account/members-area/[5] Israelism Bucks Blind Faith in Israeli Occupation, Apartheid and “the Jewish Disneyland” - CounterPunch.org ➤ https://www.counterpunch.org/2024/02/11/israelism-bucks-blind-faith-in-israeli-occupation-apartheid-and-the-jewish-disneyland/[6] Home - CounterPunch.org ➤ https://www.counterpunch.org/