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Alison Weir

View the Frontline Documentary on Gaza that PBS pulled

By Alison Weir PBS stations around the U.S. were scheduled to show a riveting new Frontline documentary, “One Day in Gaza,” but at the last minute PBS pulled it.  The film is missing important context about the issue, but it includes footage that Americans, as Israel’s top funders, should see – including a young, unarmed […]

The Israeli roots of Trump’s “Muslim Ban”

With just a single exception, all of these countries were targeted for attack by certain top U.S. officials in 2001. In fact, that policy had roots that went back to 1996, 1991, 1980, and even the 1950s. Trump’s action continues policies influenced by people working on behalf of a foreign country, whose goal has been to […]

Video: How Pro-Israel Neocons Pushed for War in Iraq, by Alison Weir

Alison Weir is president of the Council for the National Interest and founder of If Americans Knew. Articles mentioned in the video: “White Man’s Burden,” by Ari Shavit, Ha’aretz, April 3, 2003: http://iakn.us/2ggApnF “Perles of Wisdom for the Feithful,” by Akiva Eldar, Ha’aretz, October 1, 2002: http://iakn.us/2hkzdzo “The Bush Neocons and Israel,” by Kathleen and […]

While many more Palestinians have been killed than Israelis, AP focuses only on Israelis

By Alison Weir, Associated Press Deconstructed As is typical, AP’s story is written by an individual with strong connections to Israel. Aron Heller grew up in Israel, graduated from Tel Aviv University, and may be an Israeli citizen. It is likely that he or members of his family have served in the Israeli military. None […]

Iranian Statistic in Line with Others: Did Washington Post Columnist Cherry-Pick Estimates on Israel Nukes?

“Fact Checker” columnist condemns Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif for saying Israel has 400 nukes, even though many other respected sources concur  with this estimate Alison Weir, CounterPunch – Washington Post “Fact Checker” columnist Glenn Kessler chastizes Iran’s Foreign Minister for saying that Israel has 400 nuclear weapons. Specifically, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said: “It’s […]

My email to New York Times Public Editor about David Brooks’ conflict of interest

By Alison Weir.  AlisonWeir.org – Today I sent the following email to the New York Times Public Editor’s office: In September 2014, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan wrote: “The Times could do a lot more to alert readers about conflicts of interests of sources used by the paper.” Similarly, The Times could and should do […]

My email to New York Times Public Editor about David Brooks’ conflict of interest

By Alison Weir. AlisonWeir.org – Today I sent the following email to the New York Times Public Editor’s office: In September 2014, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan wrote: “The Times could do a lot more to alert readers about conflicts of interests of sources used by the paper.” Similarly, The Times could and should […]

Christian Evangelicals Increasingly Support Palestinian Human Rights

By Alison Weir. CounterPunch – An article in Middle East Quarterly, a pro-Israel publication, reports that support for Israel is eroding among American evangelical Christians, with only 30 percent in a recent survey stating support for Israel above Palestinians. This trend is even more pronounced among youth, according to an article by David Brog, Jewish-American executive director of “Christians United […]

Christian Evangelicals increasingly support Palestinian human rights

By Alison Weir. An article in Middle East Quarterly, a pro-Israel publication, reports that support for Israel is eroding among American evangelical Christians, with only 30 percent currently stating support for Israel above Palestinians. This trend is even more pronounced among youth, according to an article by David Brog, Jewish-American executive director of “Christians United […]

A few questions for the New York Times

By Alison Weir. Following are a few short questions for the New York Times in regard to a recent news report: 1. When are you going to cover the killing of Palestinians the same way you cover the killing of Israelis? Israel’s killing of at least 8 civilians in one day was relegated to the […]

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