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Israeli conflict subject of free film held at Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains in Grass Valley

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“The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States” will feature leading observers who examine how the two governments have joined with the pro-Israel lobby.

A free public viewing of a film on the United States involvement in Israeli-Palestinian issues is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 Church St., Grass Valley.

The film, titled "Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States," is being provided by Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains's Social Justice Committee.

Snacks will be provided, and a question-and-answer period will follow the film.

Lebanese-American journalist and poet Roqayah Chamseddine called the film "masterful and riveting" and added that it "dispels the myth" of Israel as a victim.

Narrated by Roger Waters, the movie jacket says the film features leading observers who examine how the Israeli and U.S. governments have joined with the pro-Israel lobby, "often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage on the conflict in Israel's favor."

The film reports on the "decades-long battle for the hearts, minds and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of increasingly right-wing politics."

KNOW & GO

WHAT: “Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States”

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 Church St., Grass Valley

COST: Free