Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"I've been duped." America’s travel guide Rick Steves and Israel's brutal occupation

In the Huffington Post last week, Rick Steves shared his thoughts on watching Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land

"I pride myself in understanding how the media works... and I find I've been bamboozled," Steves writes. "Invest 75 minutes in watching this, because most of the time we only hear one viewpoint when it comes to the interminable struggle in the Holy Land. While this documentary would never be shown on commercial TV in the USA, it can be viewed online. 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."

Steves' post is only the latest example of discussion of Israel's military occupation of Palestinians- and U.S. support for these policies- becoming part of the mainstream discourse in the United States.

Watch the documentary Steves describes as "powerful and courageous." And make sure to share with your friends and tweet to your followers.