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NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – In the wake of the anger that spilled over after the showing of “The Occupation of the American Mind” at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead earlier this month, it is heartening to hear that the church’s reverend, Dr. Wendy von Courter, and Rabbi David J. Meyer of Temple Emanu-El have Read More

If the congregants of the UU Church of Marblehead, as well as others who are critical of Israel, truly want to see and hear the complete other side of the conflict I suggest they attend the showing of the film “The Forgotten Refugees.” (Editor's note: Read the Journal's article on this film here.) November 29 Read More

I was quite moved by the presentation of Matan Zamir, Israel’s Deputy Consul General to New England on Nov. 2 at Temple Ner Tamid. In his very informative and inspiring presentation, Matan explored the history of the Israel conflict and discussed other topics (on Balfour Day) that were brought up by the crowd who attended Read More

As one of many Jewish members of the UU Church, I resent the unjustified accusation that our film was anti-Semitic. As Jewish UU’s, my family has celebrated Chanukah and Passover at the church and I’ve never felt Jews were not a respected, welcomed, integral part of UU life. It is shocking to have one of Read More

The movie “The Occupation of the American Mind” that was recently shown at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead is a one-sided, biased view of Israel that purposely lies and promotes false facts about Israel and the IDF. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East where gays, Muslims, Jews and Arabs live in Read More

I was at the Marblehead Unitarian Universalist Church for the showing of “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” What I saw convinces me that much of the criticism of the film comes from people who haven’t seen it. Consider this example from the Jewish Journal (“Area Jews Read More

I am writing to you regarding UMass-Amherst Professor Sut Jhally’s film “Occupation of the American Mind.” I believe the showing of the film by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead was a misguided attempt by the church to portray the ‘other point of view.’ However, since the media’s misrepresentation of the Gaza war, this particular Read More

I went to “The Occupation of the American Mind” at the Marblehead UU Church. There is nothing so dangerous that it can’t be talked about. This is a film about US media, and how it is unduly influenced by pro Israeli lobbies, leaving the American public without a full understanding of Israeli policy towards the Read More

It was painful for me to attend the recent protest rally in my beloved town of Marblehead. “The Occupation of the American Mind” was to be shown, and my research revealed to me that it was one-sided, misleading, and yes, an anti-Semitic view of the Palestinian situation. Narrator Roger Waters insults the Jewish people when Read More

I am a Jewish 78-year-old who, for 45 years, has opposed Israel’s occupation and violations of international laws. Fortunately, intense pressure and intimidation failed to stop the showing of “Occupation of the American Mind” at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. The film documents the development of a PR propaganda program (hasbara) by Israel and Read More