THE VIDEO AIPAC IS TRYING TO HIDE FROM YOU

Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

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Isn’t it bad enough that AIPAC controls Congress? Now they want to control YouTube as well …

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Is AIPAC trying to stop you from seeing this video?

Submitted by Ali Abunimah
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YouTube shut down the account that posted the original video. A new copy of the video should has appeared online and is viewable above. CODEPINK tweeted the new instance of the video:

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See Tweets at SOURCE

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Original post

The anti-war campaign group CODEPINK says the powerful Israel lobby organizationAIPAC is threatening to sue it over this video clip, a satirical version of an AIPAC policy conference promotional video.

“On 25 February, an AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee] member called a CODEPINK staffer threatening legal action in response to a controversial video clip that he alleges was made by the peace group CODEPINK,” a CODEPINK press release states.

The video features real footage from AIPAC conferences interspersed with images of Israeli abuses of Palestinian rights, and voiceovers from supposed conference-goers.

One of the voices says “It’s exciting to see so many people together who understand that sometimes you have to violate other people’s human rights if you want to take their land.”

CODEPINK does not say if it made the video but the group’s co-founder Medea Benjamin commented:

It is absurd for AIPAC to threaten legal action over such an obviously satirical video. It is interesting that they are reacting so strongly to the clip, though. Perhaps it’s because the content is really an accurate reflection of AIPAC’s dangerous foreign policies. AIPAC does, in fact, advocate for bombing countries such as Iran and Syria; it fails to condemn Israel’s continued building of settlements and its human rights abuses against Palestinians; and it lobbies Congress to send billions of taxpayer dollars to Israel to continue the occupation of Palestine. … What are they trying to hide by silencing this video?”

CODEPINK spearheads annual protests at AIPAC’s policy conference. The Electronic Intifada sent an inquiry to AIPAC’s media office and this post will be updated if a response is received.

10 Comments

  1. DDearborn said,

    February 28, 2014 at 14:51

    Hmmm

    The truth hurts. But what Israel and the Zionists are really afraid of is that the truth will set them free….The Palestinian people of course. Not to mention that the truth will eventually shut off the US tax payer filled trough the Israelis have been gorging out of for over half a century. And the truth will eventually force the state of Israel face legal action, sanctions, boycotts and jail time of many of its leaders for the genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity they have committed against the Palestinian people. Fear the truth? wouldn’t you if you committed such heinous, horrible and evil crimes?

    So the State of Israel in general and many of its leaders in particular are absolutely, positively terrified of the truth reaching the public in any way shape of form. This is of course the fear of every criminal.

  2. February 28, 2014 at 14:58

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  3. David Martin said,

    February 28, 2014 at 16:59

    And then there’s that tasteless public roll call of sold-out public officials in attendance:
    http://buelahman.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/when-the-roll-is-called-by-aipac/

  4. fred said,

    February 28, 2014 at 17:06

    No zionist has ever paid any of those prices for all the zionist wars since 1694, and that’s every war since 1694. All wars are zionist wars and all terrorism is zionist.

  5. February 28, 2014 at 17:41

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  6. ladybat2 said,

    February 28, 2014 at 20:45

    Typical response from a people who simply do not understand the word “no”. They have always gotten their way on every single thing they want regarding “israel” and have enjoyed the ignorance of the American people for the last few generations but now that the American people have become hip to what is really going on the zionists are not taking it very well.

    Its like a spoiled child who finally gets told the word “no” and responds with a kicking and screaming tantrum. Do we dare hope that these spoiled toddlers hold their breath till they pass out from it?

    Perhaps even pass out permanently. Then maybe we can finally enjoy world wide peace.

  7. eric swan said,

    February 28, 2014 at 22:32

    Amazing how quickly the Nazis were able to reincarnate!


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