The Israel lobby

An episode of the Dutch documentary program “Tegenlicht” about the Israel lobby in the USA. This documentary (April 2007) was created as a result of the controversy created by Mearsheimer and Walt’s “The Israel Lobby” article. Featuring interviews with Mearsheimer, geostrategist Lawrence Wikerson, Richard Perle, historian and critic Tony Judt, John Hagee, former Congressman Earl Hilliard, Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch, Michael Massing and Daniel Levy.

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  1. How hard is it to understand that you can disagree with Israel’s policies without being antisemitic??!!

  2. Excellent documentary — finally a non-bias and factual look at the puppeteer that is Israel to the puppet that is America.

  3. Excellent documentary, reflects most of the comments below, no body wants to have a real discussion regarding Israel america relations.

  4. Has anyone commenting actually watched this documentary? It’s about the kind of knee-jerk reactionaries, who don’t want to make the distinction between questioning authority and a hate crime, who out of fear and anger support their own interests alone, who get in the way of meaningful debate, even from Jews. Within the documentary itself there is clearly support and concern for all people, and a desire for honest debate about fairness, that is being attacked by fanatics who also happen to be Jews. Let’s face it, every group has its fanatics, and Jews are not relieved by special dispensation for being Jews. Jews are people, just like everyone else, who are as vulnerable and afraid as everyone else in the world who has a reason to be. I have personally known well educated Jews who are always open to discuss pretty much anything so that they may share what they know and broaden their own understandings. I have also known Jews who wouldn’t pay me for my labor, and were uncomfortable with me for not being Jewish. I could say the same about anyone. In other words, I’ve known some healthy people and I’ve known some unhealthy people, Jews and otherwise, and at the end of the day it’s got nothing to do with being Jewish or being Polynesian – it’s just about people being fearful or not, and therefore being hurtful or not. I think the message of this documentary is to open a discussion in hopes that we all take a good look at ourselves, Jews included, because how people treat one another and talk to one another defines us.

  5. very nice doc, only facts given by educated ppl and ppl in the field.. i’d like to see more of this.


  7. so does this mean that the end of the movie does not sound a bit like a speech from the 30ies to you? or better exactly like a nazi newspaper with the name “der stuermer” which actually came up with this great slogan:

    this should be a bit alarming, no?

  8. wow. this film reminds me of the nazi propaganda “documentaries” from the 30ies. very good job! especially the end of the movie. the jews are our misfortune.
    but seriously…
    dear documantry heaven: is there somebody monitoring what is being uploaded?? this movie is plain antisemitic garbage.

    • thinking something should be removed because you dont agree….sounds like your the nazi

    • @m:

      believe me son, for someone who has studied several types of the nazi propaganda i assume you have absolutely no idea about real nazi propaganda.

      israel and furthermore the immensely powerful israel lobby are literally a pack of dynamite placed in the center of middle east policies. jewish people will need to rethink and reshape, because people are getting aware, no matter how stupid they are – although the average citizen, especially in the us, is very stupid.

      only because jews suffered from ethical inexcsubale tortures through the nazi regime, doesn’t mean you have the right to enslave, kill and murder yourself. theres no patent for that.

      greets from austria.